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Cody Diekhoff, aka Chicago Farmer
Cody Diekhoff

Cody Diekhoff as his alter ego Chicago Farmer is a riveting live performer who has cultivated a loyal following with folk songs and stories about the American heartland. And especially central Illinois.

The Something Brothers (L-R): Gregory Pare, John Ganser, Scott Lee Wilson, Tommy O’Donnell, Edwin Pierce
Scott Harrison

The Something Brothers guitarist Edwin Pierce said it was surprisingly easy for band members to create and record new music together despite a nearly 30-year studio hiatus, and missing a key band member.

Billy Strings
Jesse Faatz

Billy Apostol was dubbed "Billy Strings" by his mother for his prowess on a number of stringed instruments at a young age.

Rebirth Brass Band

If you grow up in New Orleans, you’re going to absorb the musical legacy of that city.

Jon Norton / WGLT

The owners of the Castle Theatre in downtown Bloomington will soon have a second music venue in central Illinois.

Keith Griner / Phierce Photo/Castle Theatre

Many local musicians and fans credit The Castle Theatre for a resurgence in the Bloomington-Normal music scene.

Jon Norton / WGLT

Michael Klug and Joe Borbely of Bloomington’s Jack Dupp & the Empty Bottles say they have seen both the drought and the resurgence of the central Illinois Music scene. Klug said "it’s about time."