Hope Country

Kickstand Productions Presents

Hope Country

Fleeting Suns, littlebirds

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL


This event is 21 and over

Hope Country
Hope Country
I believe that with love and encouragement we can change the worst of atmospheres," says Brent Johnson. His desire to create an environment and place of hope led him to start Hope Country in 2011.

Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Brent had a desire to see the world and travel at an early age. He began playing in bands at 17 and has since toured in over 40 states as well as all over Canada.

Hope Country entered the studio in 2014 to record what would be come "Water, Land & Sky". With an emphasis on strong songwriting and storytelling lyrics, Hope Country has developed into a prime example of modern-day Americana. The record features two songs co-written with Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional, Twin Forks), was mixed by Jonathan Clark of Twin Forks, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd (The Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, The Lone Bellow). The record was released in August 2014, and hit number 8 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart on its release day, and the video for "On Our Own" was featured on CMT Edge. Hope Country closed out 2014 with a run of sold out dates supporting Judah & The Lion.

"Water, Land & Sky" is more than just a record, its purpose is to bring hope to our whole world everywhere the music goes.
Fleeting Suns
This Chicago based Indie Americana band might be young, but they are a force to be reckoned with. Fleeting Suns got together in the early days of 2013. A mixture of family, friends, roommates and strangers assembled to bring to life the music of Andy Burrows, and share it with Chicago and the world. After a Spinal-Tap-esque rotation of the drum chair, the band finally settled in with Kelsi Richter on keys, Dan Kristan on bass, and Nicky Cameron on drums. The well-crafted songs tell stories that are at once uplifting, heartbreaking, mysterious and universal, set to three part folk harmonies with driving country-rock rhythms. The Fleeting Suns look forward to relating their collective stories and bringing joy, sorrow, and everything in between to whoever will open their ears.
Chicago Urban Folk band
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618