John Ballantyne's Crazy Heart w/ Matthew Francis Andersen

The Outta Space, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn

JOHN BALLANTYNE'S CRAZY HEART Fast becoming recognized as one of Chicago’s premier country singers and songwriters, Ballantyne was born and raised in Scotland, though you’d never know it from his earthy vocal delivery and immaculate lead guitar. Both resonate with the twang and raunch of classic honky-tonk country, also known these days as Americana. MATTHEW FRANCIS ANDERSEN When Matthew Francis Andersen won the 2012 American Songwriter Lyric Contest the prize of co-writing with Hayes Carll may have seemed – at least at the time – a dream come true. Now, closing in on a decade later, he is releasing his album Pine River – that features tracks with Gurf Morlix – and has been opening for folks like Jim Lauderdale, Kevin Gordon, and Lily Hiatt. Matthew is an americana singer/songwriter you won't want to miss. DOORS 6pm/ MUSIC 7pm $10 suggested *All social distancing in full effect