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CDBaby Store

My good friend, Rez, one of the famous City Girls, took the time to put this goofy video/slide show together for The Tokyo Stomp. It makes me laugh. 


Real Record Store!

Go old school and visit Val's halla Records, 239 Harrison in Oak Park, 60304, and buy one from a real record store! While you're there, check out the thousands of new and used CDs, tapes and vinyl. Can't make it out there? You can call Val and she'll send you one. (708) 524-1004. Or you can visit her online at www.valshalla.com

You can also email me at gilfish2@yahoo.com and we can figure something out.

Air Play!

Besides having the honor of being named "CD of the Week" April 25, 2009, by the eminent Rich Warren, of WFMT's Midnight Special, www.midnightspecial.org
the CD has had a number of plays on WDCB Radio 90.9 FM's Tuesday night Folk Festival program with Lilli Kuzma, www.wdcb.org.  I also had the pleasure of talking with Kathy Kelly, host of the Sunday morning Folk show on WNUR Radio out of Northwestern University.  You can find an archived replay of that show at www.wnur.org/folk.

And to put the cherry on the top, I was a guest on
WGN Radio's Sunday Papers, with Rick Kogan on Sunday, May 10, 2009. 
For all you sleepyheads who missed it, I have put a couple of 4 to 5 minute snippets of the interview up. Click on "The CD" tab above and another tab for "Archives" should appear. Click there and take a listen.

Featuring Gilly & Some Groovy Guys

Comes Up Grinnin’ is a (mostly) acoustic collection of songs featuring some of the finest musicians in Chicago today: Don Stiernberg on mandolin, Randy Lee on electric guitar, Mark Furlong on bass in addition to a cameo from Jim Cox on acoustic double bass, Tony Bobalik on keyboards and Dan Wile on drums, with special appearances from the legendary Bill Porter on trombone, Jim Massoth on clarinet and even a couple of local OPRF High School students on additional horns to make up The Groovy Guys Band, not to mention the fabulous Megon McDonough on backup vocals.

Gilmary's work with The Ramova Brothers in 2005 and 2006 led to this first cd. The Ramova Brothers, led by her brother Mark Doyle are comprised of some of the best singer/songwriters in Chicago. All in, The Ramova Brothers total nine singers and musicians who came together to perform a couple of times a year, culminating in their sold out Christmas Concerts benefitting the WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund. Without their inspiration and support, this CD would never be.

The Band:
(for bios, click on the Groovy Guys page above)

Gilmary Doyle-Andrews, acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Tony Bobalik, piano
Mark Furlong, electric bass
Randy Lee, electric guitar
*Don Stiernberg, mandolin, acoustic guitar, violin,
Dan Wile, drums

Additional musicians:

Jim Cox, double bass ((Blue Saturday Night)
Nick Ellman, clarinet, (Tokyo Stomp)
Jim Massoth, clarinet (Blue Saturday Night, New Years Eve)
*Bill Porter, trombone (Blue Saturday Night),
Bryant Smith, trombone (Tokyo Stomp),

Background vocals:
Gilmary Doyle-Andrews, *Megon McDonough,

The Dead Choir:
B. “Dazzle” Doyle, Gilmary Doyle-Andrews, Mark Furlong, Don Stiernberg


  • Yes, that's THE Don Stiernberg of the late Jethro Burns Quartet, who’s played mandolin with everyone from Chet Atkins to Steve Goodman, from Chicago to Germany;
  • Yes, THE Megon McDonough, of the Four Bitchin’ Babes and Always Patsy Cline, who’s performed everywhere from Chicago to Carnegie Hall;
  • Yes, THE Bill Porter, who toured with Sinatra, and more importantly, played in the BOZO BAND! for thirteen years.
Contact: gilfish2@yahoo OR PigeonBird Publishing, P.O. Box 406, Oak Park IL. 60303