Bad Saddles

"Bad Saddles are the best damn rock band in the Rock Island District!!!"

Patrick David - Midwest Action 


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Thanks for checking us out.

Bad Saddles is a rock band from the Rock Island district of Chicago, IL. The band is composed of five multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriters that like to write and perform their music for true music fans. 

Photo by Dan Jarvis 

 Get a copy of our new record! 'Thirds'

Art by Jon Griffin Art 2014



Old News

2/5/17 - We will release our new record 'Thirds' on March 10th at Chicago St Pub in Joliet. Hope to see ya there. 

10/6/16 - We are working on our third record 'Thirds'. We hope to drop new record early next year. Stay tuned, we will be booking after the release. 

8/20/16 - Come out to Hopstring Fest this weekend and checkout all the bands and tasty brews!

1/16/16 - We are excited to be opening for HEARTSFIELD at Fitzgerald! Come out to see the legendary Chicago band take the stage.

12/30/15 -  Happy New Years from the Saddles. We are pleased to announce that we will be starting the year off right! We will be opening for the legendary Chicago rock band Heartsfield at Fitzgeralds on 1/16/2016. Get you your tickets at for more info. 

10/2/15 - Fans and friends, Bad Saddles are hard at work going into the winter months. We are moving forward with writing and recording our third record. Stay tuned for more info.

8/1/15 - Tickets to Hopstring Fest now available.  

6/9/15 - Bad Saddles Sad Battles is now on iTunes. More Broken City Records to follow. Check it out.

3/21/15 - New Shows booked, come check us out Chicago. And Coming soon. Bad Saddles on itunes.. For what it's Worth.

1/4/15 - Happy New Year from Bad Sads. We have a lot planned for this year. Shows to come very soon. 

11/30/14 - Saddles would like to thank everybody who came out last night to our release gig at Martyrs'. We had a blast playing for you all.

11/5/14 - Bad Saddles will be playing a surprise show tonight with Maxwell Hughes (The Lumineers) At The Drunkin' Donuts EW. Hope to see everybody there to show some support as he passes through on his tour. 

9/9/14 - Saddles announce album release show at Martyrs' on Black Saturday 2014! Come get a copy and enjoy some jams with our friends THE LEADFOOT BAND!  

8/30/14 - Bad Saddles play the Q Bar tonight in Darien. We are excited to announce that the set will be being recorded for some future endeavors.

7/28/14 - The long awaited brand new album "Sad Battles" is almost hot off the press. It's been a long time coming, stay tuned!!!

7/26/14 - Bad Saddles launch new website. Thanks for stopping by.