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Jon Shain & FJ Ventre – Virtual Friday Night concert

June 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Two Way Street Coffee House is going live! Tune in to the virtual Friday Night Concert Series every Friday night at 8pm CDT for our special livestream virtual concert!

On Friday, June 4, 2021 the Two Way Street Coffee House Friday Night Concert Series presents Jon Shain and FJ Ventre.

Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. He is the 2019 winner of the International Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category. Shain’s most recent solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues: A Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018. Shain’s last release is the gorgeous roots album, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon, recorded along with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre. They have a new album, Never Found Way to Tame the Blues due to be released in 2021.

FJ Ventre and Jon began playing music together in 1982 when they met in high school. FJ went on to University of Massachusetts-Lowell, earning a B.A. in Music Performance and Sound Recording. He remained in the Boston area, performing in the city’s vibrant music scene. Since relocating to Chapel Hill, NC in 2000, Ventre has performed with his own group The Swang Brothers, as well as Chris Stamey, Rebecca and the Hi-Tones, and Matt Hill. In addition to performing as a sought after sideman, he spends his time behind the mixing board, engineering at his own Good Luck Studio and operating his graphic design firm Tadpole Designs.

You may access the livestream on www.twowaystreet.org or on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Please donate! There is no admission charge for the event, but please tip the artist. Use the button on the Two Way Street website www.twowaystreet.org to leave a donation for Jon and FJ. Please help support musicians and keep their songs flowing during these difficult times.


June 4, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss St
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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