Neal Rudnik's Genuine MUSIC

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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 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.

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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.

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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
Party In The Park Shorewood, IL
Homer Community Fest Homer Glen, IL
Market In The Park Orland Park, IL
Montgomery Fest Montgomery, IL
Sunday In The Park Montgomery, IL
Byron Motosports Park Byron, IL
New Lenox Common Grounds New Lenox, 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
Carlucci Restaurant Lombard, IL
Beer House Lombard, IL
Quigley's Irish Pub Naperville, IL
Draft Picks Naperville, 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
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
Tailwinds Distilling Plainfield, IL
McBrides Plainfield, 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
Dao Restaurant & Bar Orland Park, IL
Jenny's Southside Tap Mokena, 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
Molly Malone's Forest Park, IL
Avenue Ale House Oak Park, 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
Hoppy Pig Bradley, IL
The Lone Buffalo Ottawa, IL
Shanahan's Downers Grove, IL
The Thirsty Whale River Grove, IL
Eddy Clearwater's Reservation Blues Chicago, IL
Kingston Mines Chicago, IL
Buddy Guy's Legends 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, McGuire Scroggins, Patrick Fritz, Chrissy Karl, Kris Hachmeister, Steve Ehlers, Suren Seron, Robin Scharpf, Matt Scharpf and Roger Chavez of RJC Photography.

Neal proudly plays a custom built McGuire Woodworking acoustic guitar, and 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



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