MIDWEST is an Americana/Folk ‘n’ Roll band from Chicago. Their songs reminisce heartbreak hangovers and cradle the listener with whiskey-soaked lullabies; music born out of cornfields, cold winters and rust belt love letters. The sound is heavily inspired by Americana, Singer/Songwriter, and Motown music, with influences that can be traced from Patsy Cline and Ryan Adams, to Heartless Bastards and The Lone Bellow, the sound remains uniquely northern backwoods. Employing violin, upright bass, keys, harmonica and pared-down percussion, the songs are built around the foundation of sweet, swelling 2 and 3-part vocal harmonies and driven by the aching heartbeat of the bass. The energy created is electric, heart-pulling and captivating — you can’t help but stomp your feet along with them.

MIDWEST has played Chicago’s nationally renown venues including Schubas’, Martyrs’, Reggie’s, Mayne Stage and Uncommon Ground, with upcoming dates at City Winery Chicago and Bub City. They recently released their first EP, Come On Home, recorded in Chicago’s Grammy Award-Winning Hinge Studios. You can listen to the new EP, along with rough, live recorded, one-takes here: https://soundcloud.com/midwesttheband