The Empty Pockets


The Empty Pockets ignite a bright flame by harnessing a joyful friction between Americana, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll spiked with roots soul. The Chicago quartet—Josh Solomon [guitar, vocals], Erika Brett [keyboards, vocals], Nate Bellon [bass, vocals], and Adam Balasco [drums]—lean on an unspoken, yet airtight musical dialogue honed by countless miles on the road, performances  alongside the likes of Kenny Loggins, a procession of fan favorite releases (including a #1 debut), and a wealth of memories together. 

The Empty Pockets come prepared to hook your ears. Their wily tunes ooze industrious spirit, imagination and heart with tight and gritty Americana rhythms.”

— The Big Takeover

a talented band who continue to operate at the top of their game.”

— Plastic Magazine

They’re not limiting themselves based on creative wits, but instead getting all the more creative with their sound because of their willingness to make something familiar feel original again.”

— Pulse Music

a melting pot of rock, blues, and Americana, all punctuated with tight harmonies. Known for their infectious energy and original storytelling, the band is pioneering a new wave of roots rock...”

— Grateful Web

Billboard Charting Indie Albums

Outside Spectrum


Live In Seattle


The Ten Cent Tour

Introducing The Empty Pockets


Booking - Adam Davis, Paradise Artists

Management - David Spero

Press - Alex Haager, Public Display PR


Will's Place Skokie provides meaningful employment to adults with disabilities

Will is our biggest fan (and also band member Josh's younger brother)

But this world isn't always designed for people like Will who have a disability.

That's why The Empty Pockets are excited to announce our partnership with Will's Place; a Skokie, Illinois-based café offering a chef-driven, ingredient-focused sandwich menu while providing employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.

Will's Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a positive, safe, and inclusive workspace for a portion of our population that too often gets overlooked in the job market.