A favorite of many folks around here, these fellers hail from New Braunfels, Texas, and have been putting out good music through releasing records and traveling the country since 2009. They first played the Springfield scene several years ago and continue to entertain in the area on a regular basis. Based in Americana music with a dash of Texas soul plus mixed in folkways, they layer it all with classic country feels and bluesy asides. MRC keeps the tempo up, the groove good and the vibes positive. Now out with a new album called Whiplash, just released online July 10, the band is on the move as well as they can be during a pandemic, promoting the tunes and supporting the muse. During the down time they did some livestreams and worked on the new album and are now out doing a few shows, including a Thursday night at Bubba's Brewhouse in Durant, Oklahoma, before heading this way. This show is outside with plenty of room for social distancing and ways to follow proper safety guidelines.

Midnight River Choir
Sampson Jones Gang
Saturday, July 18, 7 p.m.
Connor's Corner Pub
Tallula Street Party

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin, a sixth-generation Sangamon County resident, has played his songs and music for nearly 40 years in the central Illinois area with occasional forays across the country. He's contributed to Illinois Times since 2000 by writing Now Playing, a weekly music column, as well as features stories and other articles...

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