3rd Annual Cincy Groove Music Festival
November 22, 2014
Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary Room)
111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
Tickets can be purchased at The Southgate House Revival or online through TicketFly – http://www.ticketfly.com/event/655181
Chicago Farmer sings on the title track of Backenforth, IL, released on January 22, 2013. It’s the centerpiece of his sixth collection of Guthrie-inspired populist songs, as well as autobiographical. The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow mid-westerner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.
Backenforth, IL is also about finding your place in life – that sweet spot where we all belong. “I love the energy, music, and creativity of Chicago, but at the same time, the roots and hard work of my small town,” he shares. Growing up in Delavan, IL with a population less than 2,000, Diekhoff’s grandparents were farmers, and their values have always provided the baseline of his songs.