Neal Rudnik's Genuine MUSIC

Social Sites:
Neal Rudnik on Facebook Neal Rudnik on Instagram  


Performer Neal Rudnik harnesses over twenty years of playing and performing experience to form a unique blend of music. Proficient in both electric and acoustic guitar, his performances offer a mix of pop, country and blues to form a creative style rooted in rock tradition. With over 300 gigs in over a hundred different venues in the past ten years alone, he has the experience to entertain most any crowd.

Neal is also the lead guitar player for CK and the Gray a Chicagoland based cover band.

Neal is the main author of The Bar Band Blog a collection of thoughts and insights regarding local bands performing in local bars. Topics range include what gear to use, how to setup and tear down, stage etiquette, how best to deal with bar management, and other tips and tricks.

Neal is also a proud contributor of CalArts Music Source a management agency of the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts in Valencia California and Whole Lotta Music Magazine published in Birmingham Alabama.

Neal Rudnik
In early 2000's, Neal completed his under graduate studies by spending a year researching the current state of the Chicago Blues music scene. First person interviews with club owners, musicians, promoters, journalists, record label executives and blues enthusiasts, Neal was able to gain a unique insight to the business and tradition of Chicago Blues music. Neal completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Neal Rudnik is ideal entertainment for out-door venues, pubs, corporate events, breweries and private parties. Neal often performs in the Chicagoland area acoustically and with CK and the Gray, a local cover band.

To book Neal: Booking Information >.

Neal proudly use InTuneGP guitar picks. Neal is thankful for the opportunity to perform at the following venues:

Festivals and Outdoor Recreational Events
The Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL
Cruisin' Into Lockport Lockport, IL
Villa Park Summerfest Villa Park, IL
Friendship Fest Palos Hills, IL
Homer Community Fest Homer Glen, IL
C D & Me New Lenox, IL
Shorewood's Party In The Park Shorewood, IL
Orland Park Brewfest Orland Park, IL
Orland Park's Market In The Park Orland Park, IL
Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery Baroda, MI
Montgomery Fest Montgomery, IL
Sunday In The Park Montgomery, IL
Byron Motosports Park Byron, IL
New Lenox Common Grounds New Lenox, IL
White Eagle Golf Club Naperville, IL
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Lemont, IL
Green Valley Golf Range Hanover Park, IL

Pubs & Music Venues
Joe's Live Rosemont, IL
Bar Louie Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Wise Owl - Drinkery & Cookhouse Chicago, IL
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Bolingbrook, IL
Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Bolingbrook, IL
Tap House Grill Palatine, IL
JT's Porch Lombard, IL
Quigley's Irish Pub Naperville, IL
Draft Picks Naperville, IL
Ballydoyle Irish Pub Downers Grove, IL
J W Hollstein's Saloon Tinley Park, IL
Anthony's Joliet, IL
Heroes West Sports Grill Joliet, IL
Liquid Therapy Joliet, IL
McBrides on 52 Joliet, IL
Zelmo's Full Moon Saloon Joliet, IL
Longshots Joliet, IL
Irish Legend Willow Springs, IL
Q Bar Darien, IL
Nevin's Brewing Company Plainfield, IL
Gruben's Uptown Tap Plainfield, IL
Backroads Pub and Grill Plainfield, IL
Katie O’Connor’s Plainfield, IL
McBrides Plainfield, IL
The Brazen Head Crestwood, IL
Will Country Brewing Company Shorewood, IL
Tilted Kilt Woodridge, IL
Tilted Kilt Bolingbrook, IL
Strike N' Spare II Lockport, IL
Pollyanna Brewing Company Lemont, IL
Horns & Halos Saloon Channahon, IL
Bryan's American Grille Downers Grove, IL
McGonigal's Pub Barrington, IL
Countryside Saloon Des Plaines, IL
The Foundry Aurora, IL
Two Brothers Roundhouse Aurora, IL
McBride's North Aurora, IL
Q Bar / Shark City Glendale Heights, IL
Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton, IL
Kerry Piper Willowbrook, IL
Willowbrook Lanes Willowbrook, IL
Gaynor's Restaurant & Pub Medinah, IL
Cuzin's Tavern and Pizza Midlothian, IL
Dock Rotz Tavern Minooka, IL
Tommy Nevins Frankfort, IL
Bada Brew Crest Hill, IL
12 Handles Ale House Crest Hill, IL
Kickerz Crest Hill, IL
Gustos Bar & Grill Crest Hill, IL
Girl In The Park Orland Park, IL
Square Celt Ale House & Bar Orland Park, IL
Dao Restaurant & Bar Orland Park, IL
Tom E Hartung American Legion New Lenox, IL
Blarney Stone Pub Oak Forest, IL
Lawlor's Chicago, IL
Psycho Silo Saloon Langley, IL
Boondocks Food & Spirits Seneca, IL
River Rockhouse St Charles, IL
Q Bar Plano, IL
The Vino Cellar Lombard, IL
Neutral Zone Westmont, IL
DJ's Westmont, IL
Neat Kitchen Westmont, IL
Freddie's West End Lake Geneva, WI
Dead Mann's Saloon Kansasville, WI
Lunar Brewing Co Villa Park, IL
Scratch Kitchen & Lounge Forest Park, IL
Avenue Ale House Oak Park, IL
Reilly's Daughter Oak Lawn, IL
Suzy's Bar & Grill Yorkville, IL
Southbank Original Barbecue Yorkville, IL
Harlem Avenue Lounge Berwyn, IL
Friendly Tap Berwyn IL
Evviva! Lisle, IL
Suparossa Restaurant Woodridge, IL
Lake Las Vegas Resort Las Vegas, NV
Fitz's Spare Keys Elmhurst, IL
Galways Elmhurst, IL
HB Jones Elmhurst, IL
Brewpoint Coffeehouse Elmhurst, IL
Hoppy Pig Bradley, IL
The Lone Buffalo Ottawa, IL
Kingston Mines Chicago, IL
Buddy Guy's Legends Chicago, IL
Molly Malone's Forest Park, IL
Shanahan's Downers Grove, IL
The Thirsty Whale River Grove, IL
Carlucci Restaurant Lombard, IL
Beer House Lombard, IL
Tailwinds Distilling Plainfield, IL
Jenny's Southside Tap Mokena, IL
Eddy Clearwater's Reservation Blues Chicago, IL
Neal would like to thank the following people for their support:

His loving family Sara, Parker and Austin. Tony and Margret Rudnik, Brian Hogan, Carter Szok, Ken Vercellotti, Chrissy Karl, Kris Hachmeister, McGuire Scroggins, Patrick Fritz, Steve Ehlers, Suren Seron, Robin Scharpf, Matt Scharpf, Rob Enright and Roger Chavez of RJC Photography.

Neal proudly uses InTuneGP guitar picks.

God bless the memory of Tommy Tuesday, and his friends and family.

He was big brother, protector, mentor, coach, comedian, philosopher, and student; always encouraging other musicians, and picking everyone’s brain on how he could get better. I promise to continue to perform and support local live music in your honor. 

Thomas "Tommy Tuessday" Czuprynski, may you Rest In Peace. 1973 - 2018

  Tommy Tuesday with Neal Rudnik
Tommy Tuesday and Neal Rudnik
April, 2008



More Photos >

Social Sites:
Neal Rudnik on Facebook Neal Rudnik on Instagram

The Bar Band Blog
Insights regarding local bands
performing in local bars.
Read More >