Lone Howl will be joined by Ol’ Moose for a concert in the Big Room at The Varsity on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Ol’ Moose, otherwise known as Doug Anderson, returns to perform occasionally in Southern Illinois, where he taught philosophy at SIU for nearly a decade and played solo and in bands that included Bone Dry River Band and Transcendental Cowboys. After spending the last several years in Texas playing solo gigs and with the Merry J. Pranksters trio, Anderson has made his way north to Weston, Connecticut, where he is getting back to his New England roots and settling into the music scene there. He performs a blend of folk, blues, and country.
Musician Chris Brown founded Lone Howl in early 2017 to showcase his original songwriting and performing solo or with an occasional guest or group. In the summer of that year, Brown was joined by Kegan Doty on drums, Marshall Anderson – son of Ol’ Moose – on guitar, and Jonny Coller on bass. Keyboardist Mike Arthur joined in early 2018; sax player Robb Smith came on board in 2019, and Nashville base fiddle player Becca Perry also joins the gang in-studio and on stage.
Lone Howl plays various styles of rock, folk, blues, and funk. They have shared the stage with some of the region’s most talented artists as well as international touring musicians such as Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Amy Helm. Lone Howl has written and recorded one full-length, self-titled album, and a one-off single, “My Way Home.”
Members of Lone Howl are excited to return to the Varsity to perform with Ol’ Moose. The last time Lone Howl played the Varsity was on the Big Room stage in November 2018 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary concert, The Last Waltz by The Band, to a packed house. They were joined by Ol’ Moose and multiple guests for that concert.
Catch Lone Howl with Ol’ Moose on Thursday, Nov. 7. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and are available in advance at www.thevarsitycenter.eventbrite. Tickets are not available in advance but can be purchased on the night of the show when doors and the Varsity Bar open at 7.
The Varsity is downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. To keep up with upcoming events, go to www.facebook.com/varsitycenter.