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Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Sexfist and friends
    Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00pm - 12:45am @ h. SOULSHINE

    The boys from Sexfist are sneaking in to create a bluegrass late night to remember.  Stop by to see what trouble they're creating, and who they'll create it with!


    Guitarist Harrison Birch and banjo player Chuck Oakton met each other in early 2001 when, during the talent portion of the Mr. Universe pageant, both contestants played the same song. The song was Bill Monroe's 'Real Life Blues' and, embarrassing a moment though it was, an instant friendship was formed. They began playing as a duo.  Then in the summer of 2002 Peter Briarwood, with whom Oakton had worked in the adult film 'Shotgun Charlie,' began sitting in on mandolin.  The sheer amount of picking was really getting on everyone's nerves and the search began for a 'long note' instrument.  One afternoon outside of the 711 on Howard St., Chuck Oakton found fiddle player, Allen Ellwood, digging through garbage for his next meal.  Despite his foul stench and rancid attitude, Chuck knew he'd found the lead instrument the band was missing. Finally, in May 2003, bass fiddler Bradley Longwood blackmailed his way into the band and Sexfist was born. They have since taken Chicago by storm, amazing audiences with their high-energy, hard-driving picking and angelic harmony singing. Sexfist has won numerous awards and accolades including Third All-Time Highest Score on the Golden Tee game at the Oasis in Rogers Park, a citation in June 2005 by Officer Reginald A. White for disorderly conduct, and a 2007 Franky nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The band is not currently touring in support of its self-titled debut CD as they are not legally allowed to operate motor vehicles. So make sure you stop by Soulshine at Summer Camp to see this once in a lifetime experience!




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