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Country Doctors, Honky-Tonk Country

Country Doctors

Country Doctors, Honky-Tonk Country
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.

The Country Doctors founded their practice in 2001. They refer to themselves as a vintage honky-tonk band. Their roots are in the heartfelt repertoire of country musicians who played and sang with a purity of emotion often lacking in the genre today, while at the same time embracing contemporary artists who share a similar approach to country music. They feature great vocalists and do lots of arranged harmonies. They also perform original songs written in the style of the folks who influenced their music, such as Hank Sr., Merle Haggard, George and Tammy, Loretta Lynn, and so many more. Their musicians are top notch, with a great rhythm section and soloists. The Country Doctors have played virtually every club in the Chicago area that has live country music including Fitzgeralds, the Hideout, Joe’s on Weed, and lots of street fests. They’ve played Taste of Chicago (opening Country Music Day w/ Loretta Lynn as headliner) and have been twice nominated for a Chicago Music Award as Best Country-Western Entertainer. They have two CDs on the independent Medical Records label.