Music performance by Chris Vallillo about Rural Illinois

Chris Vallillo is an award-winning rural singer/songwriter, folk musician and folklorist with a natural affinity for American roots music. A master of bottleneck slide guitar, he weaves original, contemporary, and traditional songs into a compelling and entertaining portrait of the history and lifestyle of the Midwest. 

The show combines music, storytelling, and historically accurate narratives in a solo performance. Along with the performance, Vallillo will speak to the history and backstories of songs that document, reflect, and validate rural lives, reinforcing these communities’ sense of commitment and work.

Join him at the History Center on July 10 at 1:00 to hear songs about life in rural Illinois.

This program is sponsored by Illinois Humanities.  


Jul 10 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


DeKalb County History Center