Bill MacKay is a Chicago based guitarist-composer-improviser. He has energized experimental folk, rock, and avant-garde scenes with his radiant songs, and creative and unpredictable approach to the guitar.
Bill MacKay's blissful harmonic control and just-outside-the-box guitar mastery are one with his compelling songwriting.
His creative voyage and imaginative influences are fully displayed on his Drag City debut, Esker, and his live performances are unmatched.
MacKay cut his teeth in various bands and projects spanning genres across the U.S., and has created an extensive body of original work, while energizing the folk, avant-garde and experimental diaspora.
Vero Rose Smith
Vero Rose Smith is an artist, curator, an educator based in Iowa City, Iowa. Her musical work centers on collective memory and the intersection of culture and environment. She is also fascinated by the role of visual imagery in scientific literacy, and the potential of tactile data. In performance, she seeks to assemble impromptu ensembles and improvised compositions collaboratively in real time.
Vol.3, 11th edition:
w/ special guest: Vero Rose Smith
Thursday, September 27th 9pm
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
$8 or open to patrons