Heading South for the Winter

Omaha, NE based Singer/Songwriter Justin Lamoureux of Midwest Dilemma will take his roots rock style down south for the winter. Armed with only a guitar, a few cowboy cut shirts, and a fifteen passenger van, Justin will make an appearance in Memphis, TN on Sunday, January 30th, 2005. The show will start at 9pm at Paddy's Memphis Pub at Stop345, located on 345 Madison Avenue. Reagan Roeder, a Nashville native will open the show with an indie rock songwriting style.

Born and raised in the Heartland, Justin Lamoureux has much to tell about his life and experiences growing up in the Midwest. At an early age Justin's father, a 30-year veteran railroader and singer/songwriter helped influence his journey and life as a musician. Leaving his tired Sioux City, IA hometown for a new beginning and flourishing music scene, Omaha, NE was a needed change of pace. Not until after his early twenties did Lamoureux find his own voice and simplistic approach to songwriting. Many of his songs originated from inspiration found in the weather, relationships, geography and situations that sometimes hit close to home. But don't confuse the word simplistic with boring. Justin puts it all on the line with his intense stage presence and explosive style revealing urgency for honest emotion.

In mid-2002 Midwest Dilemma was introduced by Lamoureux as a concept that would take shape through writing and recording. Midwest Dilemma has logged thousands of miles throughout the country sharing the stage with artists such as Jesse Malin, Kathleen Edwards, Kid Dakota and country legend, Malcolm Holcombe.

"...confident, riveting stage presence, thanks in part to soulful, autobiographical lyrics."
- Kathy Hughes, The Omaha Pulp

"Fans of thoughtful, songwriting-driven music will love Midwest Dilemma"
- Rae Licari, the gateway

For additional information and audio samples please visit www.midwestdilemma.com.

PERFORMANCE DATE: 1/30/2005
LOCATION: Paddy's Memphis Pub at Stop345
ADDRESS: 345 Madison Avenue
CITY: Memphis
STATE, ZIP: TN, 38103
PHONE: 901-507-2720
WEBSITE: www.stop345.com
TICKET PRICE: $5
AGE LIMIT: 18+ w/ Adult or 21+
TIMES: 9:00pm
OTHER BANDS ON BILL: Reagan Roeder