The River Ramblers perform at Kitchen Girl Coffee House in Oak Park

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By Evan O'Brien

Content Manager

Provided by Greg Reish
Old Time Strings 

Kitchen Girl Coffee House is a not-for-profit old-time and bluegrass music concert series founded by Oak Park residents Greg and Abby Reish.

Greg and Abby started Kitchen girl as a way to support and preserve old-time music making, giving performers a friendly venue, and to provide a relaxing and entertaining community gathering place.

The River Ramblers have been together for more than twenty years, making some of the best bluegrass music in Illinois and surrounding states. They have opened for the Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, and most recently the Infamous Stringdusters. The Ramblers make their listeners feel at home and part of the fun they obviously have making music. Whether it is a hard-driving tune, a gospel number, or a ballad, the River Ramblers deliver it in style.

Don't miss the chance to see the River Ramblers perform on Saturday, Jan. 21. Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm. Kitchen Girl Coffee House is located at St. Christopher's Church, 545 S. East Avenue in Oak Park. A variety of complimentary hot beverages and tasty treats will be provided.

There is a suggested donation of $8 (cash) per guest at the door. A small part of the money collected goes to help offset the cost of operating Kitchen Girl Coffee House, and a portion goes to St. Christopher's Church in appreciation for providing us with a lovely venue. The bulk of the money collected goes to the performers.

For more information, please visit Kitchen Girl's website at

To learn more about the River Ramblers and listen to some of their music, visit

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