June 9, 2011


Yes, City Songbird has been m.i.a. lately... at least in the blogosphere.  I've been pretty active elsewhere, believe it or not.  For one thing, I've got this band, see... and we've been writing some music, see... and performing regularly in Chicago, see... so much so that (yes, I'm going to say it again) we've finally gone and made a name for ourselves, see...  No really, see.  Right here: 

Oops!  Wrong picture!  er... sorry! ... er, where did I put that file...?  Oh yes, here we go:

Much better.  Or at least more informative.  

That's right, folks, we're officially a band!  With a real, cool band website, to boot!  (Please check it out and let us know what you think!)  We've each and all been working on some new material (rather faithfully, if I may say so, for working-class people with day jobs) and have been able to debut, on average, about three new songs every month.  June is no exception, so we'll be bringing some fresh tunes to CityGrounds coffee bar in Lincoln Park this Saturday (June 11), from 7 to 9pm.  So, if you like folk, jazz, singer/songwriter, or blues, please do come out and hear our fusion of all these styles and more.

In addition to playing at our favorite coffee spot, we're on the prowl for some new venues to visit this Summer.  If you have any suggestions, please do let me know.  I'll do my best to update you on our schedule, but of course the best way to keep track of all-things-Thornfield is to check regularly thornfieldmusic.com, where you'll find all you need to know about us, and a few extra things thrown in for good measure.  And if you're all about the social media connections out there, you can also find and become fans of Thornfield on facebook, follow us on twitter, and listen to us on ReverbNation or myspace.

Well, time for me to be about practicing... or convincing Jenna to get that awesome tattoo...

Reader's Poll: Should we encourage Eric to let that facial hair grow?  I'm kinda drawn to it, myself...


  1. Hahaha, Oh Carrie, I love it! The pictures and the name are both great! How did you come up with the band name Thornfield? I love name stories:) Chris might have to work this Saturday night, but if not, I'm gonna see if he's up for the City Grounds Coffee Bar this Saturday.

  2. I'll get that tattoo if you and Eric get matching ones. =)

  3. I went to the website and watched the topmost video. Gorgeous voice, gorgeous everything. Just beautiful.

    The tattoo and facial hair aren't bad either.

  4. How exciting! I am happy for you. Oh, yes, tell Eric to grow it! :-)

  5. No facial hair = worldwide fame

    Facial hair = worldwide fame and undying glory

    Your choice.

    And Linnea and I are definitely going to try to make it. Love the pictures.