Chicago Farmer
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  • D1T1 : Dirtiest Uniforms
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:52) [11.14 MB]
  • D1T2: Round Table
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:38) [10.6 MB]
  • D1T4: Anymore
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:54) [6.65 MB]
  • D1T7: Assembly Line Blues
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:23) [7.76 MB]
  • D1T8: $13 Beers
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:03) [6.99 MB]
  • D1T11: Fall
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:06) [9.38 MB]
  • D1T12: Illinois Anthem
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:03) [9.27 MB]
  • D2T1: I Need a Hit
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:07) [11.71 MB]
  • D2T2: Umbrella
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:55) [11.25 MB]
  • D2T5: Watch Doctor
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:59) [13.68 MB]
  • D2T6: Weatherman
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:05) [7.05 MB]
  • D2T8: Postcards
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:41) [6.16 MB]
  • D2T10: Workin' On It
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (07:38) [17.48 MB]
  • D2T14: Victoria Walker
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:13) [11.94 MB]
  • D2T15: Farms and Factories
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:22) [10 MB]
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The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.

“I love the energy, music, and creativity of Chicago, but at the same time, the roots and hard work of my small town,” he shares. Growing up in Delavan, Illinois, with a population less than 2,000, Diekhoff’s grandparents were farmers, and their values have always provided the baseline of his songs.

He writes music for “the kind of people that come to my shows. Whether in Chicago or Delavan, everyone has a story, and everyone puts in a long day and works hard the same way,” he says. “My generation may have been labeled as slackers, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t work hard - many people I know put in 50-60 hours a week and 12 hour days. That’s what keeps me playing. I don’t like anyone to be left out; my music is for everyone in big and very small towns.”

He listened to punk rock and grunge as a kid before discovering a friend’s dad playing Hank Williams, and it was a revelation. Prine and Guthrie quickly followed. The name Chicago Farmer was originally for a band, but the utilitarian life of driving alone from bar to bar, city to city - to make a direct connection to his audience and listener, took a deeper hold.
  • Members:
    Chicago Farmer
  • Sounds Like:
    Todd Snider, Arlo Guthrie, Robert Earl Keen
  • Influences:
    Todd Snider, Arlo Guthrie, Robert Earl Keen
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    07/21/18 17:11:50

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