About the Band

fullsizeoutput_7d85Hipsters, two-steppers, and even grizzled country purists agree Lonesome Still might be the best-kept secret in Chicago’s country music scene.  You’ll hear the influence of the band’s blues, rock, and folk roots as they create a unique retro-country sound anchored by lead singer Michael O’Briant’s Johnny Cash-baritone, sweetened by Kary Ream and Emily Albright’s perfect harmonies, not to mention Emily’s fiddling.  Add Chicago music scene veterans Tony Wittrock on lead guitar, Michael “Q” Quiroz on bass, Dave Huizenga on rhythm guitar and vocals, plus Theresa Drda on drums, and you’ve got Chicago’s best outlaw country group.

We’ve had the pleasure of playing at the Hideout, FitzGerald’s, the House of Blues, Honky Tonk BBQ, Emporium Arcade, Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, The Underground, Uncommon Ground, the 1st Ward, the Grape & Grain, and the Live Wire.

Listen to the Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio host Rick Kogan‘s interview with Michael, Tony, and Kary here.

Read Rick Kogan’s 1/17/16 piece about Lonesome Still and Chicago’s country scene here:  

Lonesome Still is:

Michael O’Briant:  Lead Vocals
Tony Wittrock:  Lead Guitar
Kary Ream:  Vocals
Emily Albright:  Fiddle / Vocals
Michael Quiroz: Stand Up Bass
Theresa Drda:  Drums
Dave Huizenga:  Guitar / Vocals 

2 thoughts on “About the Band

  1. Saw and very much enjoyed the Lonesome Still show at Montrose Saloon on Outlawtober 20, 2018. R&B at its best: Rawkin’ & Brilliant !


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