[Photo provided by Brooke Billick]
[St. Charles native Dan Tedesco will open Dec. 28 for the BoDeans at his hometown Arcada Theatre.]
Schelkopf: So when you play at the Arcada, what should people expect? Are you going to be playing something from all your albums?
Tedesco: I'll probably be focusing a majority of the set on my current record, "American Darkness." It came out back in May.
I might try playing some older songs that kind of connect me more to that area, being that St. Charles is my hometown. I've been thinking of a few things that I can possibly work in.
There's some really early stuff that I did when I was still living in town before I graduated from St. Charles High School in 2000. There's some instrumental stuff I used to do, and there's this one piece, in particular, that would be kind of a cool thing to maybe open the show with.
Schelkopf: What were you trying to do with your latest record? Were you trying to do something different than your previous efforts?
Tedesco: The bulk of that record came together very organically. I wrote most of the songs in the latter half of 2016. We were expecting our first child and, at the same time, there was a lot of craziness going on in our world at large.
A lot of those songs came out of me working through how to come to sort of a peace with all of what was happening in my world. For me, at that time, I was really nervous about having a child with everything that was going on.
I didn't know if we should be having kids. I jokingly say that writing that album was just a cheaper form of therapy than going to a therapist.
Musically, every time I make a new album, I'm trying to do something a little different. It is almost like a challenge to myself.
If you go
WHAT: Dan Tedesco to open for the BoDeans
WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., downtown St. Charles
WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 28
COST: $39 to $89