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Ryley Walker: Storytelling with Featherproof Press and Live Set

March 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Drawing Room

Join us for a Sunday afternoon with Ryley Walker in the Chicago Athletic Association’s Drawing Room. First, he’ll be joining in another installment of the Storytelling Series, in which we invite Tim Kinsella of Featherproof Press to chat with some of Chicago’s most interesting figures. Then, Ryley will treat us to his trademark blend of jazz, psych rock, and folk music during a intimate live set. Seating is on a first come, first served basis as space allows.

When you ask a Chicagoan about Walker, it’s inevitable that nearly everyone has their own story to account for the guitarist’s tenure in the city, so we can’t wait to invite the musician to share his own versions with us on March 13th.

Ryley Walker b.1989, is the reincarnation of the true American guitar player. That’s as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways, or the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop.  Having been compared to some of the greatest musicians of all time, and his most recent critically acclaimed album Primrose Green has only further warranted his budding iconic status.  As much as Walker is a familiar friend to the city of Chicago, make no mistake that he’s grown a reputation worldwide as a mesmerizing someone to watch.According to its mission statement, Chicago’s Featherproof Books publishes strange and beautiful fiction and nonfiction and post-, trans-, and inter-genre tragicomedy. The Featherproof podcast, hosted by publisher Tim Kinsella, expands on this sensibility by interviewing guests that we know to have interesting stories whether or not they identify as writers or artists or performers or exist as public figures in any way. We know that everyone has a story and we aim to help them release it.

About the Storytelling Series:

The Chicago Athletic Association Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from some of the Chicago’s most interesting and inspiring movers, shakers and visitors. From artists, musicians, innovators, adventurers and visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences, moments and memories that have shaped the speakers, their work and their lives. CAA is known for its rich history, and while the walls can’t talk, the Storytelling Series continues the tradition of welcoming Chicago’s finest talent into its halls to make lasting memories. Only now, we’ll record and share those moments so worth remembering.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Storytelling

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Set

March 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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