The following are artists alphabetically by “C.” We are slowly adding our over 200 alumni to this page. Below are several of the artists that have performed at one of our venues and come back from time to time.
Tom Campbell (Father of Six Music)
One of our resident musicians, great friend, father of 6 children, owner of the deliciously addictive Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery, and Co-Founder of Heartland Connections. Tom started playing guitar in his early teens, developing a passion for many types of music that continues to grow every day. His influences include Gordon Lightfoot, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tallest Man on Earth, Grateful Dead, Mark Kozelek, Mike Wallace, Allman Brothers Band, and too many more to mention. We even have him playing a little Guster and Foo Fighters! Tom also plays periodically with friends Greg Percifield, Chris Stevens & area favorite “Glory Days Garage Band” entertaining many in the immediate Henry County, IL area.
Tom Campbell at Heartland Connections
Campbell, Percifield, & Stevens at Heartland Connections
You can smell the dirt in the fields, hear the wind as it blows across the plains, and see the people that Chicago Farmer sings about. Each track captures a moment in time, whether for a person or a particular place. Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song, and this will give you a fairly good idea as to what Chicago Farmer accomplishes on his albums.
Click Here: Chicago Farmer on Heartland ConnectionsChicago Farmer on FacebookChicago Farmer-BandsintownChicago Farmer-itunes
Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, full-time touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and educator who has spent a lifetime creating a performance style that weaves the genres of Celtic, Blues, Folk and Roots music into a unique blend all his own. Performing over 200 shows per year, Barry, a strong vocalist as well as a storyteller, theatrical performer and historian, delivers his music on a multitude of guitars (6 & 12 string, Dobro, high-strung, archtop jazz, electric, etc.) and other stringed instruments, such as 5-string banjo, mandolin, requinto and bouzouki. Barry is also the founder of the band “Celtricity”, a fusion group that weaves together the genres of Celtic, Blues, World and Original music.
Click Here: Barry Cloyd On Heartland Connectionshttps://barrycloydproductions.com/https://www.facebook.com/barrycloyd
Hailing from the Ireland cities of Armagh and Derry, Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) and Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles). Labelled as the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland, (Chicago Irish American News) Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene. Since the release of their EP in April 2015, and album “River Waiting” in July 2016 they have received fantastic reviews at home and internationally. They have already gathered a big following in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Songlines magazine made Connla their “must see act” for the tour of the UK and stated “A band this young shouldn’t be this good”. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes, have helped them create a sound which is very identifiable as Connla.
https://connlamusic.com/https://www.facebook.com/Connlamusic/Connla on TwitterConnla on YoutubeConnla on SoundcloudConnla on Spotify