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July 21:
CD Release Concert & Farewell Party

It’s been a long time since the last time I saw your face…

… and it’ll be even longer if you don’t come out for Thornfield’s CD Release Concert and Farewell Party!

After months of being holed up in a studio with nothing but Fig Newtons and Werther’s Originals to give us the illusion of ease, we’re finally nearing the completion of – not one – but TWO brand new Thornfield albums! Assuming all goes well in the final weeks of album prep (::fingers crossed::), both our full-length album, Bright Northern Skies, and our EP, one for a lover, will be at your disposal to do with what you like (besides unauthorized reproduction, ye pirates!), whether you need music for your private prog-indie-rock dance parties or shiny new coasters.

Due to some exciting developments (involving grad school for one and a baby for the other), this will be Thornfield’s final gig for a long while here in Chicago. And with some awesome surprise guests, you won’t want to miss it! Included in the evening’s showcase will be Lakeview’s own naysaying blues brother, Petras, yet another reason to come out.

There is NO DOOR CHARGE, appetizers will be provided, and all (over 21) will be welcome to BYOB if so desired. (What more need we say?) However, please remember to bring cash if you would like to purchase one or both of Thornfield’s new albums, as the Tip Top has not yet been upgraded to accommodate credit cards ($15 for Bright Northern Skies; $5 for one for a lover — or both for only $20!).

The concert will be hosted by Autumn Space, a fantastic art gallery on the north side of Chicago — 1700 W. Irving Park Rd. (a block from the brown line), #207.

Hope to see you there! In the meantime, please support us by officially “liking” us on Facebook.  To whet your appetite for the evening and for our album, here’s an itsy bitsy sample of one of our favorite songs, “The Watchman’s Back.”  Enjoy!

“Acoustic Blend”: Featuring Thornfield and friends!

The air has a chill and the leaves are turning… perfect weather for a folk night out!

Acoustic Blend
‎7:00PM Friday, October 14th
Location: The Tapestry, 3824 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL

Come and enjoy a flavorful blend of folk and other singer-songwriter styles of music! Acoustic Blend, the folk arm of Holy Trinity Church’s fusion concert series, will be an enchanting night full of opportunities to connect with America’s musical roots, as well as a few of its current budding shoots.

Several songs with Thornfield will be featured, along with lots of our wonderful musical friends. Swing along to the back porch Appalachian music of sisters Amy Floweree and Rachel Dawson and tap your toes to the fiddle of Matthew Carlson. Savor the soulful blues/roots inspired, eclectic guitars of Petras. Unwind to the sweet harmonies of Thornfield (Carrie and Eric Pazdziora + Jenna Satterthwaite), and the euphonious talents of some of Chicago’s finest musicians, including Jonathan Gilley, Jon Lin and Graham Nelson. We expect even more, so you don’t want to miss it!

Please save the date in your calendar, and check back soon for the location. Looking forward to “folking out” with you!

Here’s the official event on Facebook: Acoustic Blend. If you haven’t already, like Thornfield on Facebook too!

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September 10 – Gig at CityGrounds

Join us for another gig at CityGrounds coffee bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.  It’s Saturday September 10th, and we start at 8 PM. We’ll be performing two (different!) 45 minute sets, and we would LOVE to see you there! Rain is forecasted, so how better to enjoy the evening than with a hot coffee and live music?


CityGrounds Coffee Bar

507 W. Dickens (near Lincoln & Armitage)
Chicago, IL
Thornfield’s back at CityGrounds with even more fresh tunes and sweet harmonies. The perfect acoustic setting for the folk/jazz/bluegrass/blues phenomenon that is Thornfield, CityGrounds brews up the most delicious lattes and serves the most delectable pastries in Chicago (according to Carrie’s and Jenna’s oh-so-refined-tastes). So if you haven’t caught a show yet, now’s the time! Whether coming from a gorgeous day at the beach or from a rainy day in your pj’s, you’re welcome to mosey on down to Lincoln Park for a delightful evening with good music and great drinks with Thornfield at CityGrounds!
If taking the CTA to this event, the #11 bus can drop you off practically at CityGrounds’ doorstep (Lincoln & Dickens). If driving, please give yourself PLENTY of time to find parking, as the free variety can be scarce. If you know other friends are coming, we suggest carpooling!


Click here to find the official event page on Facebook, and like us if you don’t already. We like you!

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Thornfield debut & a big thank you!

We just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who came out to CityGrounds for our debut as Thornfield. You guys were a wonderful audience! We really appreciate your support.

Also, special thanks to Steve (from CityGrounds) for hosting us for these many months! If you’re ever looking for a really nice coffee shop in Lincoln Park, you should check out CityGrounds. Their lattes are delicious, even if they are too creamy for us to drink before we sing. And ohhh, those fruit tarts.

Doing our sound check

Keep watching this space for more information about our other upcoming concerts and recordings. Also, if you haven’t yet, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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