533 Eaton Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician with small town roots and city streets mentality.
Chicago Farmer listened to punk rock and grunge as a kid before discovering a friend’s dad playing Hank Williams, and it was a revelation. The name Chicago Farmer was originally for a band, but the utilitarian life of driving alone from bar to bar, city to city – to make a direct connection to his audience and listener, took a deeper hold.