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Ryan Joseph Anderson-City of Vines

Chicago-based singer, songwriter and band leader Ryan Joseph Anderson has just dropped his sophomore album, the alternately rollicking and subdued City of Vines. City of Vines opens with “Molly the Flood,” a shit-kicking country rocker about a girl who leaves trouble in her wake. “The Ragged Kind” follows and manages to distill 60 years of rock…

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Kevin Andrew Prchal-Love & Summer

Chicago singer-songwriter Kevin Andrew Prchal will be dropping the digital version of his third album, Love & Summer, tomorrow (Friday, June 30) with vinyl and CDs set to be shipped on or around August 1st. Radio One Chicago readers are treated to an advance listen via Soundcloud. Love & Summer opens with “Make Me a…

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Donnie Biggins – Profiles

Chicago’s Donnie Biggins, best known as a member of The Shams Band, owner of Tonic Room and the promoter/booking agent behind Harmonica Dunn, has dropped his first solo album entitled Profiles. The album opens with “Lula,” a love note to the popular Logan Square restaurant of the same name, and the spirited “Closer to You,”…

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Cory Goodrich-Wildwood Flower

Chicago musician and actress Cory Goodrich turned to autoharp for her newest album, Wildwood Flower, after portraying June Carter Cash in a stage production of Ring of Fire. Like Carter Cash, Goodrich plays the instrument simply, with a steady hand and an ear for melody. Wildwood Flower opens with the title track, a straightforward Appalachian…

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Josefina – Summertime

Josefina is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago care of Buenos Aires. Her simple, airy vocal stylings pair with alt-country production chock full of piano, B-Bender, Pedal Steel, and 12-string that would have found an easy home on Asylum Records in the 1970s. But this isn’t a throwback to Joni or Emmylou. This is a modern…

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This Week – June 16th, 2016

June 16th, 2016 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org! Brad Cole – 6:30pm The songs of Brad Cole address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His passionate and distinctive delivery of roots-based folk…

These Peaches – So Glad
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These Peaches – So Glad

Chicago singer-songwriter Rich Klevgard has teamed with West Coast filmmaker Sonny Valicenti for a very special Valentine’s Day gift to music fans. Klevgard’s Chicago-based band These Peaches released the album Almost Heard the Ocean in October of 2015 and the standout track “So Glad” is now the soundtrack for a music video directed by Valicenti….

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Cory Goodrich-W.O.M.A.N.

Chicago singer-songwriter/actress (she is currently appearing in the Mercury Theater’s acclaimed production of the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire) Cory Goodrich has dropped the solo CD, W.O.M.A.N. The album opens with the spirited “I’m a Woman” (written by Leiber-Stoller), which is followed by the tender original “The Price.” Elsewhere on the CD, originals like…

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Jared Rabin – Something Left to Say

Chicago singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jared Rabin, known for his work with progressive rock outfit The Hue and folk-pop band Falldown, played all of the instruments (save for drums) on his debut LP, Something Left to Say. That would be a pretty respectable feat on your average album, but is truly remarkable when you take into account the…

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Kara Kesselring and Sugarcreek Road-Hurry Up and Relax

Folks in certain circles will be familiar w/ Chicago singer-songwriter Kara Kesselring via her role as a touring musician with Jersey Boys. For the uninitiated, Kesselring also fronts the band Sugarcreek Road, who have a brand new album entitled Hurry Up and Relax. The album opens with the witty, driving “Speeding For Jesus,” moves deftly…