Tagged soul

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Chip Ratliff-Resilient

Chicago musician Chip Ratliff will drop his first album in over ten years, the appropriately titled Resilient, on Friday, August 4. Resilient opens with the title track, a spiritual spoken word piece and statement of purpose; Ratliff has seen some hard times and has the soul to overcome anything that the world puts in front…

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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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Mailbag – May 29th, 2017

As always, we get a ton of mail from wonderful artists from around Chicago. Here’s some more great music that we got in the past few weeks! We hope you enjoy the songs! Please let us know which one is your favorite. Absolutely Not – Errors Errors by Absolutely Not FB // Twitter DSmith – Faces (Prod….

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Layla Frankel-Tame the Fox

Chicago singer-songwriter Layla Frankel has dropped her debut EP, Tame the Fox, a solid collection of literate, soulful folk-rock. Tame the Fox opens with “To Disregard,” a lyrically rich country-folk tune with some bluesy electric guitar. Frankel’s voice (which nods to Bonnie Raitt as a likely influence) is strong right out of the gate. “Tenderly”…

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April 13th, 2017

April 13th, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org! Chicago Outfit – Guest DJs The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League was founded in the fall of 2007. We are a democratic roller derby league run by the skaters, for the skaters. We…

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Mailbag – Feb 27th, 2017

As always, we get a ton of mail from wonderful artists from around Chicago. Here’s some more great music that we got in the past few weeks! We hope you enjoy the songs! Please let us know which one is your favorite. Joslyn-Marie F/ Joseph Chilliams – Universal Feeling Smooth laid back song with a…

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Jo Ann Daugherty-Bring Joy

Much like her local contemporaries (including saxophonists Chris Greene and Shawn Maxwell), Chicago pianist, band leader and composer Jo Ann Daugherty uses instrumental jazz as a springboard to pay homage to (and in some cases to cover) artists from the worlds of soul, funk and even classical music. One her new CD, Bring Joy, Daugherty…

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Hood Smoke – Rough Around the Hedges

Chicago’s Ears & Eyes Records has released Hood Smoke‘s third album, Rough Around the Hedges. The album opens with the one-two punch of “Time to Move On,” an expansive funk workout that highlights band leader Bryan Doherty’s command of the bass, and “Jade Lights,” which features a soulful lead vocal by Sarah Marie Young. “Alluring…

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Fire Hot Opera-Test Market Fresh

Led by vocalist/pianist/songwriter Kevan Eftekhari (formerly of Robot Lounge) and featuring a slew of talented musicians, Chicago’s Fire Hot Opera has delivered one of the most delightfully left-field local releases of the year, thus far. Test Market Fresh, which will be available both digitally and on limited edition vinyl on March 29, has a decidedly…