Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus and acoustic Instrumentalist & singer/songwriter Bob Gerics. 7:00 p.m. Free. 


The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus is perhaps Chicago’s largest acoustic tribal percussion ensemble, featuring the Australian Didjeridu as its centerpiece. The Didjeridu is an ancient Australian instrument that has been used by various indigenous tribes in the Northern region of Australia for at least 6,000 years. The culture from whence it comes is said to be 45,000 years old.

Founded by Tim Porcelli in 1991 as a Didjeridu storytelling group, the Chicago Didjeridu Chorus has since grown to include handmade instruments from indigenous cultures around the world, including: Didjeridu (Australia), hand drums from Africa, India, Puerto Rico, Siberia, Cuba, Indonesia and the Middle East, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Balinese Temple Gong, various wooden flutes, the Kora (African Gourd Harp from Senegal), Tongue Drums (USA), Zithers (USA), Sitar, Tabla, Naal, Dholak (India), and an ever-expanding variety of other percussion instruments.

The Chorus lineup at this point in time includes (in order of seniority): Tim Porcelli, Dragan Milovanovic, Dan Plovanich, Carl Pedigo, Catherine Myers, Kim DeVore, Terry Reimer, Dania Calandrino, Joy Wolf, Jim Cote and Kristin Cone.

What to expect:
The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus is known for extended improvisations with a variety of acoustic instruments from around the world, with the Didjeridu at the center. Performance sets range from 1-3 hours.

Visit their website and Soundcloud page.

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Bob Gerics is a guitarist/singer who specializes in finger-style guitar and performs original instrumental music and songs in concerts, coffee houses, and festivals. He also performs extensively in pubs and private parties covering the music of the Beatles, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Barenaked Ladies, Damien Rice, Elliot Smith, and other singer/songwriter, folk/rock types. 

Bob also works in a duo with Megan D., performing creative covers and originals with beautiful vocals and guitaring.

For his performance at Transistor, Bob will play a plethora of finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals and sing a few original songs sure to make you hear some noise. If you’re lucky he will be joined on stage by his partner, Megan, to sing even more beautiful noise.

Visit his website.