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Last Saturday was a whirlwind kind of night, we loved every minute.  First we headlined Gallery Cabaret’s annual StreetFest, which was a blast.  It was a beautiful night, great crowd, we played an all-acoustic set.  Playing outdoors is a always a treat, the energy is always so open and positive, people are feeling and good, the band too.

We played Gallery Cabaret Fest at 9pm, and were scheduled to be on at Lincoln Hall at 11.  Thats a super-tight squeeze in itself, but we had a clear exit strategy.  Of course, there’s


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I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing night of music.  Saturday, July 2nd The Tramps and I will be performing on an exceptional bill:

Grace Askew, up from Memphis, TN, will be showcasing her whiskey soaked, sultry blues sound, like Tom Waits and Cat power.  I saw her perform last time she was in Chicago and (more…)

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Last nights show was a great one!  I’m proud of the Tramps, we put some work in recently and it paid off last night.  Its a great feeling being on stage and knowing you’ve got 5 musicians around you that are confident in what they’re doing.  As band leader, I don’t (more…)

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The Warrior – Live at Audio Tree Studios

The Tramps and me playing The Warrior. A friend asked what this instrumental was about, I told her its the struggle towards spiritual freedom, but its not ‘about’ that, it ‘is’ that. And it takes everyone in the room to get to that level of freedom, it takes a lot of energy directed upwards. Music like this reminds me how powerful we can be when we’re in harmony and in love with one another.

Enjoy ~ Antony

Antony Ablan – The Warrior : Audiotree Live from Audiotree Live on Vimeo.

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All Kedgrick, All Flute

Hey Friends, if you’ve seen us live you know how talented Kedgrick is, a truly gifted fellow, one of the most natural and expressive musicians I’ve ever known.  So here’s what he came up with in his spare time, take a listen with headphones on and the lights low, this is beautiful music.

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Performing Live – Online – Friday 7:30

Hey Folks, this friday’s gonna be a good night, the Tramps and I will be performing live at Audio Tree studios here in Chicago, and it will be streaming live through  We’ll be debuting some new music from our upcoming LP, as well as spinning up some of our live favs.  Check it out!  If you don’t catch it live, they have it archived for your pleasure.

Friday Nights Cast:

Thrilled to have special guest Joe Messing joining on guitar and vocals.
Chris Palmerin is on drums and percussion
Kedgrick Pullums Jr. on woodwinds, keys, and vocals
Daniel Huber on electric upright bass and vocals
Erick Memmesheimer on percussion and vocals
Antony Ablan on electric git-fiddle and vocals

There will be video and audio, and all the good stuff in between.

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In the studio with 8 new songs

(Working) titles are: I’ve Got Soul, The Thorn, Young Love, Music My Mother’s Song, Farewell the Figured Ghost, The Warrior 1 & 2, Love Is…, and Peeling Painted Dove,

From country waltz ballads for my mother, to gritty garage, to epic mountain rock.  Each of these songs is new for me creatively, and technically–that is, performance wise.  Its exciting where I’m at right now because I’m having so many breakthroughs so quickly, (more…)

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