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Achilles Tenderloin at the Irvignton Acoustic Blues Festival. September 23, 2016. Photos by Thomas Dove.
2016 Irvington Acoustic Blues Festival

2016 Irvington Acoustic Blues Festival Achilles Tenderloin was honored to share the stage once again with Aaron Nell, this time at the Irvington Acoustic Blues Festival, hosted by Delta Duo at the historic Irving Theater in Indianapolis on September 23, 2016. Videos The YouTube playlist below includes four videos from that evening’s performance: Daisy May, … Read more

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Songwriter Row: Season Finale! April 10, 2016

Our inaugural season of Songwriter Row has encountered some scheduling hurdles, but we are on track for what promises to be a fantastic season finale this Sunday, April 10 at Rose City Coffee Co-op on Earlham College campus. RSVP on Facebook! Songwriter Row is a monthly, all-original, all-ages concert series in Richmond, Indiana. This month’s … Read more

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Wooden Blues, April 15: Lou Shields, Micah Kesselring, Art by Philip English

Wooden Blues returns on Friday, April 15 to J&J Winery / Noble Order Brewing, in Richmond, Indiana. The music begins at 7 PM with an opening performance by Achilles Tenderloin. I’ve included a map below for any  first-timers, out there. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook! Each month, the Wooden Blues concert series features a … Read more

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Lyricists’ Corner, April 3: Megan Hopkins, Kat Brennan, The Vagabond Chronicles, Achilles Tenderloin

This Sunday, April 3, this month’s Lyricists’ Corner is going to knock your socks off. We are graced by the momentous return of Megan Hopkins and Kat Brennan, as well as a rare appearance by longtime local favorite, The Vagabond Chronicles! As always, Achilles Tenderloin will host the event at New Boswell Brewery & Tap … Read more

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Fountain Square Music Festival: New Day Craft Stage (VAFF at FSMF)

This Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, New Day Craft Meadery will host a free Virginia Avenue Folk Fest preview stage at Fountain Square Music Festival, in Indianapolis. Thirteen acts from the VAFF 2016 roster will perform. RSVP on Facebook! Click the names below for details about the thirteen acts who will perform on … Read more

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Moriah Haven’s Artist Showcase: March 26 at Taffy’s

This Saturday, March 26, Taffy’s of Eaton presents Moriah Haven’s Artist Showcase Extravaganza! Beginning at 8 PM, Moriah Haven, aka “Django The Ringmaster,” will introduce you to poets, songwriters, and visual artists from around the region. RSVP on Facebook! Click the names below for details about the many talented individuals who will present their work … Read more

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March 19: Joe’s 33rd Birthday Concert at E Street Pub!

I’m going to turn 33 Earth years this Saturday, March 19! We’re holding a musical birthday celebration at E Street Pub that night with Achilles Tenderloin, Blackthorn’s Bards, and 4 new bands! The stage will burn all night long, beginning with Achilles Tenderloin at 9 PM sharp. In addition to Blackthorn’s Bards and Achilles Tenderloin, … Read more

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Wooden Blues, March 18: Will Scott, Joe Waters, Art by Aria-Blair

Wooden Blues returns on Friday, March 18 to J&J Winery / Noble Order Brewing, in Richmond, Indiana. The music begins at 7 PM with an opening performance by Achilles Tenderloin. I’ve included a map below for any  first-timers, out there. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook! Each month, the Wooden Blues concert series features a … Read more

Feminine Fantasy: Paintings by Aria-Blair

Painter Aria-Blair Bottorff presents Feminine Fantasy, an exhibition of her latest work, at Noble Order Brewing / J&J Winery (see map, below). Aria-Blair is an Indiana native multimedia artist. Feminine Fantasy explores the conceptual boundaries of gender identity, occultism, and horror from a soft feminine perspective in acrylics and oils. Come out at 5 PM to … Read more

The Boonshoft Musem of Discovery's Eureka!: Sip, Savor, Science is Saturday, Feb. 27. (Photo Submitted)
Achilles Tenderloin at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Achilles Tenderloin will provide live music for this fascinating Eureka: Sip, Savor, Science event at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, this Saturday, from 7-11 PM. Exhibits and activities will shine a light on the science of body modification, especially tattoos. I had a great time performing at last January’s Science of Wine event, too. I even … Read more

Lyricists’ Corner, March 6: Kate Wakefield, Megan Eversole, Aaron Nell, Craig Wynne, Achilles Tenderloin

March’s Lyricists’ Corner event will be a very special night with featured songwriters Kate Wakefield, Megan Eversole, Aaron Nell, and Craig Wynne. As always, Achilles Tenderloin will host the event at New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room in Richmond and play a few songs of his own. RSVP on Facebook! Kate Wakefield has taken Cincinnati … Read more

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Lyricists’ Corner, February 2016: Photos by Nate Stevens

A cozy, February edition of Lyricists’ Corner featured Dayton songwriters Jayne Sachs and Kevin Milner, alongside Richmond’s own Brentney Campbell. Aaron Nell and Cory Glisson joined the mix to add a little extra instrumental flavor. As always, Achilles Tenderloin hosted the event at New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room in Richmond and played a few … Read more

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Wooden Blues, February 19: Delta Duo and Chris Yakopcic

Wooden Blues returns this Friday, February 19 to J&J Winery / Noble Order Brewing, in Richmond, Indiana. The music begins at 7 PM with an opening performance by Achilles Tenderloin. I’ve included a map below for any  first timers, out there. This Wooden Blues concert series features a different pair of the region’s absolute finest … Read more

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Songwriter Row: Valentine’s Day at Rose City

Miranda Pennington, Brentney Campbell, Christian Chism Hosted by Achilles Tenderloin Sunday, February 14, at 6 PM Rose City Coffee Co-op, Richmond, Indiana See map below, for directions RSVP on Facebook This Sunday, February 14, we’re holding a special Valentine’s Day edition of Songwriter Row. This month’s featured songwriters are Miranda Pennington, Brentney Campbell, Christian Chism, … Read more

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Irvington First Friday with Delta Duo

Delta Duo, Achilles Tenderloin, Jon Strahl, James Kramer Special early bird performance by DNA (Dave & Andy) Friday, February 5, at 8 PM 10 Johnson Avenue Coffee, Indianapolis, Indiana See map below, for directions RSVP on Facebook Tonight, Aaron Nell and I will return to Indianapolis’s historic Irvington district for one of Delta Duo’s always-excellent … Read more

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2016/01/31. WECI 91.5 FM. Leave it to Cleaver

Radio Interview and In-Studio Performances with Achilles Tenderloin, January 31, 2016 Sunday evening, I had the pleasure of an hour in the studio at WECI 91.5 FM with Steve Cleaver and Charles Ramsey on Leave it to Cleaver. We played music, had great conversation, and even heard a little poetry from Steve himself! Use the … Read more

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Upcoming Events: February 4,5,7 – Achilles Tenderloin

Achilles Tenderloin is back this week with a few shows in Union City, Indianapolis, and Richmond.

Wooden Blues: First Night! Photos by Erin Lee

Wooden Blues got off to a great start last Friday at Noble Order Brewing in Richmond, Indiana. We heard some phenomenal acoustic blues from featured musical guests Bob Dellaposta and Todd the Fox, after Achilles Tenderloin kicked off the festivities.

Art Exhibit: Sontina Reid & Joe Swanson – Internal Mythology

Tonight! Joe Swanson and Sontina Reid open their new exhibit at Noble Order Brewing at 6 PM. Come say hello and see what these two have been making. I was there when Joe and Sontina were hanging their work, Tuesday night– and you’re going to love it. I will be there tonight, too, of course! … Read more

Achilles Tenderloin Has A New Website! (finally)

It’s about time, right? Have a look around! Achillestenderloin.com will now be my central online hub for all things art and music. That includes news, events, booking, song lyrics, audio streaming, concert photos, (eventually artwork, music videos, press)…you know, just all the stuff I do. If you’ve managed to keep up with me on so … Read more