“WHO IS JACKPOT DONNIE???”
These are the stickers that I saw in every Chicago music venue – usually the men’s bathroom – and it seemed an eternal question until I finally met these guys. Then the answer was clear: Jackpot Donnie is a bunch of awesome guys, playing music they love for anyone willing to listen and dance it up. They have a big show at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall coming up this weekend, so I finally had a deadline to post this interview with them from a few weeks ago. It was a great interview, but it was not a completely sober one. Enjoy!
MH: “What is the origin of Jackpot Donnie?”
On music community and the Chicago Roots Collective:
MH: “What are some inhibitors to true community around music?”
MH: “What advice would you give someone moving to a new city to do music?”
Bloopers and Outtakes – these guys are hilarious….
Chicago Roots Collective Showcase IV
Sunday, June 20
@ Lincoln Hall – 2424 N Lincoln Ave.
Featuring Jackpot Donnie, Molehill, The Gentlemen’s Club, Soul Vendor, and Jimmy Zangrilli