Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer, the stage name of Bloomington, Illinois’ Cody Diekhoff, released his seventh album, Midwest Side Stories, in 2016. Honest Tune wrote: “You can smell the dirt in the fields, hear the wind as it blows across the plains, and see the people that Chicago Farmer sings about. . . . Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song.”

Chicago Farmer’s songwriting tackles the big issues of this perilous time, including economic injustice, divisiveness, and the betrayal of working Americans and the environment by the political system. His performances employ, among other song elements, upbeat electric sounds, ripping harmonica, and howling vocals.

Folk musician Todd Snider says: “I love Chicago Farmer’s singing and playing and songs, but it’s the intention [that] moves me to consider him the genuine heir to Arlo Guthrie or Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. . . . Chicago Farmer is my brother; if you like me, you’ll love him.”

Visit Chicago Farmer at

Saturday, 11:30-12:45 Site A
Saturday, 1:15-2:30 Site A
Saturday Evening Concert, Main Stage
Sunday, 2:15-3:30 Site A

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