Coming off the heels of Friday’s Jerry Joseph show at Schuba’s, it was a pleasure to find yet another outstanding Chicago venue–and one of my favorite artists therein. The Abbey Pub on the corner of Elston and Grace hosted Tony and his new band for an evening of stringed instrument nirvana, care of Tony’s blistering action on banjo, acoustic and electric guitar. There were too few in attendance, and those who did attend mostly sat for the show, but this impacted Tony not at all. He stood and delivered like the musical hero he is. After the show we purchased a disc and asked Tony to sign it. Once again my belief that the truly great artists are also the nicest people was proven correct. Thanks Tony!