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Robin and Jenny Bienemann
Come celebrate the release of their new album, Animal Communicator! The husband and wife duo of Robin and Jenny Bienemann are both singer-songwriters and instrumentalists. By turns hilarious and heartfelt, this cutting-edge acoustic duo melds original and traditional music with an elegant hint of jazz. Robin’s wild guitar stylings harken back to the earliest forms of jazz, blues and country guitar. Jenny’s voice and guitar playing evokes comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Ricki Lee Jones. Both write songs that are celebrations of modern life in all of its wonderful, strange and hilarious beauty, garnering airplay on National Public Radio, Dr. Demento, and The Midnight Special.
TwosDay Night Special
Jenny and Robin played Hey Nonny on the very first Tuesday night we were open (Oct. 23, 2018). And it was magical. Now, they’re hosting a new series at Hey Nonny: TwosDay Night Special. Each edition will feature Robin and Jenny, with a guest duo, weaving a fascinating web of songs, poems, and some silliness. Each evening will challenge the guest duo to craft a short new song about Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights, or Tuesdays. Each evening will also offer a (short and curated!) time for audience contributions of songs, poems or other creativity. We’re debuting TwosDay Night Special for this event, and then will pick it up on the fourth Friday of every month beginning in April.
Buffalo NY native, singer/songwriter Peter Joly moved to Chicago in 1993. After writing, recording and performing with bands Big Breakfast (This Kind, Stripper Music) and For Pilots (Fortunate) respectively, Peter released his stunning eponymously titled solo debut record in 2016 and has since continued to record and perform as a solo artist. His new full-length record “Easy Has Never Been The Way” is scheduled for a 2021 summer release.
This original, Americana singer/songwriter always puts his best foot forward performing old and new material alike regularly at shows in Chicago and the surrounding region. Don’t miss this captivating writer and performer if you get the chance to check him out!