Singer-songwriter Corey Smith came to Joe’s Bar, Chicago, as part of his Great Wide Underground Tour. 

Playing to a sold-out Joe’s Bar, Corey Smith was clearly loving performing to the Chicago crowd, and the crowd lapped it all up in return. Singing along to every word of every song, enjoying an early start to the St Paddy’s weekend festivities.

Corey took time out to thank the audience for their support which has enabled him to put out 11 self-penned albums over the last 11 years; certainly an impressive feat given that he’s taken on the music industry on his own terms.  Indeed, he is able to support his family and take a top-notch touring band on the road off the back of his success. His lyrics have been known to upset some people, hence the song “Chattanooga”, but if this audience was anything to go by, others seem to have fully embraced him, controversial lyrics and all.

Corey has a firm foot in country, but he clearly has a penchant for rock, too. Whilst a lot of music blurs the lines between stereotypical country and rock, Corey was sure to pay homage to the rock gods with his medley of classic songs, including the likes of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion”, as well as a surprising reworking of Adele’s “Someone Like You”.

The Great Wide Underground Tour continues throughout the country over the next few months. Check out his schedule and be sure to grab tickets quick, as these ones will sell out fast.

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Event Date: 10-MAR-2017

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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