Chicago Farmer Comes to Town
Chicago Farmer is coming to Galesburg – in a documentary Friday night at the Black Earth Film Festival and in person at Budde’s Bar and Pizza. The Black Earth Film Festival is three nights of documentaries, feature films and shorts now in its tenth year and “Chicago Farmer” is the centerpiece of this Friday’s three-hour film session at Carl Sandburg College Theater, beginning at 6:30pm. Chicago Farmer, the musician, performs live at Budde’s (425 E. Main St.) at 9:30pm.
Cody Diekhoff from Delavan, Illinois is Chicago Farmer, a modern folk musician who grew up in Delavan, Illinois. Cody sings about “small towns, big cities, and everywhere in between” and the people who live there. He has released multiple albums as Chicago Farmer since 2005’s “From a Small Town in Illinois” up to the recent “Gunshots on Tuesday” (2011).
Cody’s is a gritty and sometimes quavering singer who writes and performs with a raw honesty supported by his equally strong musicianship, deeply rooted in the American folk tradition. Chicago Innerview Magazine says: “To call him a folk singer or categorize Chicago Farmer as a singer/songwriter wouldn’t be wrong. It might, however, not accentuate his commanding poetic voice and passion behind his storytelling.
Black Earth Film Festival, in the Carl Sandburg College Theater, begins Thursday, Sept. 13 and wraps up Saturday, Sept. 15, with a three-hour film session each night, tickets available for $5 at the door, at the Galesburg Civic Art Center (114 E. Main St.) or online through blackearthfilmfestival.org. All sessions begin at 7pm except for Friday’s, which begins at 6:30pm. A festival pass is available for $15 and full schedule of all sessions with film descriptions can be viewed and downloaded through the website.
CHICAGO FARMER'S WEBSITE