live music this Friday at the Op

Erik Cameron is a singer, guitarist, and Hyde Park native. He writes songs about good and evil, joy and sorrow, and how to really make the most of your Friday nights. Check him out at

Steven Gilpin is a singer songwriter and native of Chicago. He has been singing and playing the guitar for fifteen years. Currently, he is finishing up his debut album, entitled Days Get Shorter (self-released). His music can be heard at

Doug Bistrow is a bassist and multi-instrumentalist from Chicago. After studying orchestral music and jazz in New York, Doug returned to his hometown to pursue a career playing with some of Chicago’s most exciting classical, jazz, folk, hip hop and pop musicians. Doug has performed at Soldier Field, Symphony Center, the Metro, Park West, Schubas, and many other venues. Doug writes, records, and tours extensively with Akasha, a rock-infused reggae band.

Conrad Freiburg Performance Video

Conrad Freiburg’s “Ukulele Pieces” is a lovingly produced assemblage of songs written on the roads of America. He got paid for a job with a ukulele in California and has been boppin around the country with it ever since. It posesses a contemplative mountain style with a tinge of Great Dismal Swamp spooky. Come show your love for independent homegrown music.

This performance was filmed at the Op Shop on Sat, April 10.