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Ryley Walker

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Ryley Walker is a Rockford, Illinois native whose musical roots have spread—creeping into Chicago’s experimental club scene, digging into the soil of American rock and jazz, and curling around fingerstyle ballads and raga-inspired blues for a sound and sensibility all his own. ELLNORA audiences can choose from two different opportunities to experience Walker’s hypnotic delivery and sonic psychedelics that have fans like Robert Plant and double-bass legend Danny Thompson lining up.

Club-style performances offer first-come, first-served seating at tables of four in the Studio Theatre. Full bar service with snacks is available during the performance.

This performance will last approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

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Event Details

Studio Theatre, Club-Style
Sa Sep 16, 2017 - 1:15pm
Sa Sep 16, 2017 - 9:00pm
Pick Five+: 47 / SC 42 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 49 / SC 44 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10