12 Handles Ale House

Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 -  Our first trip to 12 Handles Ale House was a blast!  Thanks to the Fisch family for showing up nearly 20 strong!

JT's Porch

Friday, November 17th, 2017 - JT's Porch is a great neighborhood pub with a western vibe and a supporter of live music that has supported us over the years dating back to 2009 when guitarist Neal Rudnik performed acoustically.  With three encore’s, it is fantastic to perform to patrons with an appreciation of local live music. 

Tom Petty's "Listen To Her Heart" by C.K. and The Gray.  Recorded at JT's Porch in Lombard, Illinois on Saturday, November 17th, 2017.  

JW Hollsteins

Friday, November 10th, 2017 - Our first trip to JW Hollsteins was a blast!  The dance floor saw plenty of action, especially with the younger crowd.

Arrowhead Golf Club

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - With a singles party in full swing, the dance floor saw lots of action!  With Ken having obligations in serving our country in The Air Guard, Neal and Kris swapped guitar and bass responsibilities. Mr. Tom Petty's "Listen To Her Heart" made it's first appearance on the setlist.

Horns & Halos

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 - It was a beautiful sunny day in Channahon!  Boaters, bike riders and music fans keep the deck full at Horns & Halos.

Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" by C.K. and The Gray. Recorded at Horns & Halos in Channahon, Illinois on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. C.K. and The Gray features Chrissy Karl, Carter Szok, Kris Hachmeister, Ken Vercellotti, and Neal Rudnik

Quigley's Irish Pub

Saturday, September 23rd - An unusual week long heat wave couldn't stop CK and The Gray from rocking out in downtown Naperville.  "Feel It Still" makes the set list for the first time.

CK and The Gray covers Little Talks. Recorded at Quigley's Irish Pub in downtown Naperville, IL on Saturday September 23rd, 2017
CK and The Gray cover's Tom Petty's "Fee Fallin'" Recorded at Quigley's Irish Pub in Downtown Naperville on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - Chrissy Karl, Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok and Ken Vercellotti

Kerry Piper

Friday, August 25th, 2017 - Chrissy and Neal having opportunity to perform an as acoustic duo were able to stray a bit off normal CK material.  Check out videos of Hallelujah and Tennessee Whiskey below:  

C.K. and The Gray's - Chrissy Karl & Neal Rudnik cover Hallelujah. Recorded at Kerry Piper, Illinois on August 25, 2017
C.K. and The Gray's - Krissy Karl & Neal Rudnik cover Tennessee Whiskey. Recorded at Kerry Piper, Illinois on August 25, 2017

Jenny's Southside Tap

Friday, August 18th, 2017 - A return to Jenny's was a massive hit.  Man, Feel Like a Woman, Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy found their way onto the setlist for the first time.  Chrissy and Neal were able to expand their acoustic repertoire by adding House That Built Me. 

Freddie’s West End’s

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - This was CK’s second appearance at Freddie’s West End’s Cardboard Boat Regatta in Lake Como, Wisconsin. With a sunny day and not getting much higher than the high 70’s, the band was able to rock all afternoon and well into the evening.  Special guest musicians, Uncle Dave from Door Number 3, Dave Kaz from Shade of Blues and Pat Fritz made it possible to swap lineups and keep the live entertainment going.  As the night wore on, the band swapped electric’s for acoustic guitars for a more intimate set.


Friday, July 21st - A torrential downpour and heavy winds scrapped our outdoor tent plans and forced us inside.  With ample room , we were still able to make for a rockin’ debut at Anthony’s!  Going inside proved to be the best decision of the evening, we discovered our original outdoor stage had in fact collapsed...

Quigley's Irish Pub

Friday, June 16th - Our first official trip to Naperville was a blast!  Thanks to our friends and family for the fantastic support!

CK and The Gray performs at Quigley’s in Downtown Naperville, IL

Horns & Halos

Sunday, May 28th – A memorial Day with an iffy forecast turned out to be a fantastic sunny day.  We had a warm reception right along the Des Plaines River with lots of music fans come by way of boat, bikes, cars and pretty much any other motorized vehicle.  Horns & Halos is a fantastic and unique venue that supports live music.

Beer House

Saturday, May 20th – Our return trip to Beer House was bittersweet.  Playing to a full house of enthusiastic beer and live music fans, it would be the final performance before the venue closed its doors for good.  Due to rising rent, management decided to close down making C.K the final live act.  It was a honor to do so.

CK and The Gray performs at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL

Blarney Stone Pub

Saturday, March 29th - C.K’s first trip to Blarney Stone Pub was fantastic!  A torrential downpour made load in a little difficult, and the band found themselves wiping moisture off nearly every piece of gear.  With several birthday parties in the house, the dance floor was rarely empty.

Koozie Challenge

We unveiled our Can Cooler Koozie Challenge last month where we asked our friends and fans to submit pictures of themselves enjoying a C.K Can cooler.  Want in on the fun?  Get out to a C.K. show and we'll give you a koozie!  Here are some of the highlights so far!

Lunar Brewing Co

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 - C.K. rolled in to Lunar Brewing Co for the first time and had a blast!  Our new Can Cooler Koozie Challenge was officially unveiled to great success.  Hey Ya, Tennessee Whisky and Blank Spaces made solid debuts.  

Jenny's Southside Tap

Saturday, February 25th 2017 – A pubcrawl mullet wearing redneck hillbillies strode in right as the band started “Redneck Woman.”  CK’s debut of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” was quite on topic.

Beer House

Saturday February 11, 2017 - The bandstand was featured in a loft space over the bar, some 18 feet in the air.  It gave CK our highest stage ever, plus our very own VIP access stairwell at the back of the house.  The Beer House had over 60 beers on tap including Schlitz tall cans, which is always an awesome nightcap.

Evviva! Bar & Eatery

Thursday February 9th, 2017 - Our first trip to Evviva! Bar & Eatery in Lisle was a blast!