It is with the deepest sadness that we must tell you our brother in music, Brian Hilty, passed on August 2nd, 2021. Brian had contracted several bloodborne diseases from a tick bite, and ultimately succumbed to complications and difficulties around these illnesses. We are devastated and changed forever as musicians and people.

Acoustic Alibi will never play as a band again under this name or logo. Dan and James are officially retiring the Acoustic Alibi name and all that goes with it in tribute to our fallen friend.

James & Friends is still a perfect choice for any musical occasion. Please contact him to discuss your needs and how he can add value to your event or business. For booking information reach out to James at [email protected] or call 224-818-6109.

From 2015 – 2019, Acoustic Alibi wowed audiences with their wide variety of material, musical excellence and energetic delivery. Playing hits from the past to current rock, pop, and country genres, as well as many requests, there was always something for everyone to enjoy.

Acoustic Alibi’s trio format was a perfect choice for  venues that wanted the excitement of a full band without the sometimes overpowering inclusion of bass and drums. We were the perfect background music for any setting – or we could “turn it up to 11” and be the main event!

Acoustic Alibi was available for restaurants, bars, weddings, private parties, festivals and corporate events. Please click “past shows” under our current schedule page to see our long, illustrious show list, or listen to a short sampling of our live performances below.