South Side Cindy was born Cindy Sauerwein and was raised in the small town of Brimfield, Illinois – Population 850. She has performed professionally since the age of 16. The very day she got her driver’s license, she found a “Vocalist Wanted” ad and was hired immediately. Six years ago, Cindy knew that she was […]Read More
The Deadly Gentlemen An experimental spoken word bluegrass band turned epic folk and grasscore band. Instead of having a lead singer, the group uses a nonstop orchestration of somewhat unconventional vocals. Expect a lot of three-part harmony singing, group shouting, really dense rhymes and an almost rap-like phrasing. The group features Greg Liszt (Bruce Springsteen’s […]Read More
Cody is a folk-singer’s folk-singer and a poet’s poet. He was born and bred in Delavan IL, population 25, surrounded by the endless skies of the American Midwest. Before moving to Chicago in 2003, Cody tried his hand at sessions in Nashville and carefully hewed and tested his art in college town bars and honky-tonks […]Read More
Although The Steepwater Band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences taking on everything from psychedelia to Americana, and of course, rock and roll music. Formed in Chicago in 1998, the band’s signature sound is at once a nod to earlier rock n’ blues combined with […]Read More
Two years after his confident self-titled debut, Miles Nielsen is back and he wants you to meet his band: The Rusted Hearts. While the cast of characters is largely the same as the first time, this album is a quantum leap in scope. Two years spent travelling together in a van, hitting the big spots […]Read More
Pulling in Bo Ramsey as producer for 2010’s Walking With Angels was a step towards bringing Ernie Hendrickson’s music to the national level. Over 100 AAA and Americana stations in 40 U.S. states added songs from Hendrickson’s critically acclaimed sophomore album leading to 50 weeks in the Roots Music Top 40 and several in the […]Read More
Almost any one of the many tools at the disposal of Indie rockers Mathien could lead to a successful modern band. The tongue in cheek clever observational song lyrics, a band of musicians who seem bred to experiment in every possible musical style, and a versatile vocalist equally comfortable crooning a soul ballad, screaming a […]Read More
I remember the first time Backyard Tire Fire opened a show for Cracker. I was hanging out backstage, but not for long. By the end of their set I was hooked and buying their CDs. Now Ed and Scott have put together another great band with Magic Box. It’s apparent on every track of the […]Read More
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Herbert Wiser is a powerhouse quartet that pulls influences from the worlds of funk, jazz, jam, reggae, and rock and roll to create their own genre bending sound that inevitably leads listeners to the dance floor. While steeped in the jamband world of improvisation, Wiser never forgets the crucial element of […]Read More
Illinois-based singer-songwriter Dan Hubbard has released six albums and toured extensively through the Midwest and both coasts. In the process, he’s built a strong fan base, become a refined songwriter and earned critical acclaim for his efforts. With its foundation in the classic sounds of Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Neil Young and Jackson Browne, Hubbard’s […]Read More
I play in the bands Magic Box, Anders Edison, and Backyard Tire Fire and also play lots of solo and duo shows. When I’m not gigging, I’m teaching kids how to play music together at the Bloomington Rock School (which I own and operate).Read More
Not only blessed with a truly once in a lifetime sort of talent, but blessed with the ears to guide it, and the humility to know that there’s always more to learn, another deep dark secret to the music just over the horizon, locked away in this chord, this subtle lick. He has speed, he […]Read More
FarmFest450 was the creation of NTL Productions’, Nick LeRoy in the winter of 2008. His goal was to create a music festival that was based on friends and family enjoying some of the area’s finest entertainment, TOGETHER. Nothing had to be overdone or full of frills, the focus was to be on the patrons and the quality of bands/musicians presented. Over the last four years, FF450 has seen tremendous growth in all aspects. Year one featured six bands, one stage and one night. 2013 will again show off North America’s finest touring bands/musicians on two stages within two nights of camping and partying!! Along with local eats and treats from various vendors, FF450 allows businesses and arts and craft vendors to be on display throughout the weekend (see contact for info). Every year FarmFest450 donates to local charities from LaSalle County.
NTL Productions has worked hard to bring you, what we think, is one of the finest grass roots music festival in the Midwest. Our lineup is quality and extremely diversified from top to bottom, night after night and we hope you choose to join us at FarmFest450.