Andy Pratt Still Listens To His Walkman

On Thursday, August 31st, Andy will be performing at Café Mustache in Logan Square with violinist Andra Kulans. They will be playing music from Horizon Disrupted and beyond.

Jared Rabin at Martyrs’ on Feb 10 plus Songwriter’s showcase at SXSW in March

It's hard to believe that I've been doing music for well over a decade now. I have gone through many phases since I started out as a professional guitar player in Chicago at 20 years old. Looking back, I can hardly believe I'm the same person! It took a long time to figure it out, but I am fortunate to be able to live in this city and do nothing except perform and write music.

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow-CD release show at City Winery, 10/2

Hello, my name is Shawn Maxwell and I am a professional saxophonist based in Chicago. I’ve spent the last 16 years performing as a sideman & leader in many different bands. This is when I realized that not only did I want to compose and perform music, but I wanted to be different from every other musician out there now.

Don Gallardo to open for The Westies at Space in Evanston

Hello folks! My name is Don Gallardo and thank you for reading my guest post. I am an Americana-Folk singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. I’ve been living in Nashville for over 8 years. I tour the UK twice a year and around the US as well.

Grappel/Cohen Recording Endowment winner Cory Goodrich pays tribute to the roots of country music and the Carter Family with her folk album, Wildwood Flower.

Three years ago, I was cast as June Carter Cash in a production of Ring of Fire, and our music director, Malcolm Ruhl, insisted I learn the ‘harp for the role. I started looking for teachers (there are few), looking for harps for sale (nowhere in Chicago) and I came across a publication called Autoharp Quarterly. In this magazine, I found an application for the Cohen/Grappel Recording Endowment, and on a whim, I applied. I never thought for a second they would pick me.

One Stage. One Music. One Community.

Is there one day that goes by without news of people getting hurt? Of lives lost in blatant acts of hatred? What can we do as a society? If this is the direction that the world is going in, where and how do we plant the seeds of love and harmony?