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Chicken-Like Birds at Tractorgrease Saturday

Jeff Bonner, TGC


Chicken-Like Birds play Tractorgrease Café on Saturday.


hicken-Like Birds is the combination of Ari Lantela who is known for his refined sloppy blues guitar picking and Jasmin Frederickson who has recently but dedicatedly taken up the double-bass.


Together they sing their original country blues and ragtime songs about adventure, independent women, how to cook a mean batch of cornbread and the pair's strange relationship. Slap in some on-stage antics, a few funny stories and some strangely endearing awkwardness and you've got Chicken-Like Birds.

Ben Everyman looks away from a flickering TV, takes a sip of beer, and scribbles something in a notebook. Curiosity grips you. Peering over his shoulder, you brace for some profound revelation. Something poetic about irregular weather and interpersonal relations. No… it’s just a crudely drawn stick figure, endowed with disproportionately large male genitalia. You walk away disgusted. Weeks later, it hits you.

His music is like that. Staggering across folk, country, and blues, it hints of satire and parody, glued together by an unquenchable desire to spit in the eyes of convention. He often performs as a one-and-a-half-man-band, accompanying himself on drums and harmonica, lapsing into the occasional tirade or impromptu poetry. It’s nothing but the truth, and sometimes it happens to be funny.

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Chicken-Like Birds with guest Ben Everyman. Tickets are $15 and available at 604 858 3814 or email here.

We're always happy to host Chicken-Like Birds at Tractorgrease Cafe.

June 25. See more on Facebook at Tractorgrease Café 48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd., Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A6  Tickets: (604) 858-3814 




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