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Chicago's best songwriters and musicians join host Michael Teach each week for a quick interview and a few songs.

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Chicago's best songwriters and musicians join host Michael Teach each week for a quick interview and a few songs.

    Episode 755 - StanHope aka Chris Rawlins

    Episode 755 - StanHope aka Chris Rawlins

    StanHope aka Chris Rawlins joined us to perform music from his new album release. It was a brilliant night of music from this very skilled singer/songwriter. I am certain that you will enjoy the story telling of these songs. Here are the videos of StanHope's songs from the Podcast 

    • 30 min
    Episode 754 - Grant Milliren

    Episode 754 - Grant Milliren

    Grant joined us on a chilly day in Mid January and performed four of his original songs. We had a ton of fun and recorded some really great tunes. I am certain that you will enjoy them.   Grant Milliren is an American born indie singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, Illinois. He has been a touring musician since 2014 playing in several groups until embarking on his solo career in 2016. He currently has three albums & two singles released on all streaming services. Grant provides a live music experience that resonates among many crowds. He prides himself on making his shows an inclusive and memorable experience for each and every listener. Grant is an original touring artist and plays a big mix of covers ranging from the 1970s to modern day. His impeccable stage presence allows crowds to get outside of their comfort zones and engage with him like you wouldn't at any other show. Grant believes music is about expression, no matter if you're the one playing or listening to it. His fervent original music sheds light on his own personal takes with covers and you feel it every single time. Make sure you catch him at a venue or festival near you!Click here to see the videos from this Podcast

    • 37 min
    Episode 753 - Fake blind Date

    Episode 753 - Fake blind Date

    Midwestern music-makers FAKE BLIND DATE are an "alt-pop / eclecti-rock / punkabilly /outlaw-cowgirl / midnight-jazz-dive quartet." (Yup—yet another one of those. Yawn.)

    Ingredients: Kari Lueneberg aka Molli Putz, on guitar, lead vocal, and flute; journeyman bassist, singer, 'n' harmonica-slinger Paul McComas; unparalleled up-'n'-comer Megan Rault on sax, flute, 'n' jazz vocal; and "Peter Van Eck a- drummin' like HECK!"

    FBD was conceived in May 2018 at Chicago's Cafe Cabaret Uptown, hatched three months later at a Martyrs' Club anti-rape benefit, dormant during 2020's pandemic lockdown, and re-birthed (definitely not "born again") in June 2021 at Montrose Saloon. A December '21 live-online podcast benefiting the Ed Asner Family Center solidified the current lineup. Their prior 50/50 originals/covers ratio is tiltin' toward their own songs as the band eyes an eponymous 2023 debut-album on Chicago Acoustic Underground's CAUDog Records (the label that released Paul's-&-Maya Kuper's acclaimed 2017 Unplugged: A Survivor's Story... Soundtrack).

    • 53 min
    Episode 752 - Butterfield Creek

    Episode 752 - Butterfield Creek

    Steve Ploum brought in this fabulous bluegrass band from the Southside for an evening of great music and lots of witty banter. What a fun time we had and now you too can enjoy this band. Click  this to see the videos from the show.

    • 31 min
    Episode 751 - TheSideShowMen

    Episode 751 - TheSideShowMen

     TheSideShowMen are a new band playing original music. The quartet is comprised of veteran Chicagoland musicians who have been friends for years.Kevin Lahvic has played in more than a dozen popular local and touring bands over the years including; J.B. Ritchie and the Rafters, Silverback, Matthew Morgan & The Lost Brigade, and BabySHARK. Primarily a bassist, Kevin takes a turn as front man as he picks up an acoustic six string and sings along with his catchy cowboy chord compositions.Steve "Boom Boom" Brownstein holds down the low end with the unique sound of his one string washtub bass. While it is a visual treat watching him thump away in live performances, he's not just eye candy, his bass lines are a big part of the SSM sound. Boom Boom has played live with numerous musicians around the country as a drop in guest player. He also spent years applying his craft with the well followed local band "Pitchy and the 44s" who were favorites at many Chicago area festivals.A former "Pitchy" band mate of Boom Boom's, the versatile guitarist Rick Fazio is the perfect player to make the guitar based songs of the SSM come alive. He can dance lightly through verses adding haunting counterpoint melodies, stab & jab cutting accents and memorable hooks in all the perfect spots and then switch gears seamlessly and unleash barn burner solos. The glue that holds it all together is provided by percussionist & vocalist Jeff Madden. A marvel on a drum kit, Jeff puts that aside for a Slap Top C***n and foot tambourine. His creative rhythms truly give the band its distinctive heartbeat. The blend of the slap top and washtub create a rich foundation for the band's sound. Mr. Madden's powerful vocal harmonies adds a complex richness to the bands unmistakable sound.Follow TheSideShowMen on Facebook.TheSideShowMen are a new band playing original music. The quartet is comprised of veteran Chicagoland musicians who have been friends for years.Kevin Lahvic has played in more than a dozen popular local and touring bands over the years including; J.B. Ritchie and the Rafters, Silverback, Matthew Morgan & The Lost Brigade, and BabySHARK. Primarily a bassist, Kevin takes a turn as front man as he picks up an acoustic six string and sings along with his catchy cowboy chord compositions.Steve "Boom Boom" Brownstein holds down the low end with the unique sound of his one string washtub bass. While it is a visual treat watching him thump away in live performances, he's not just eye candy, his bass lines are a big part of the SSM sound. Boom Boom has played live with numerous musicians around the country as a drop in guest player. He also spent years applying his craft with the well followed local band "Pitchy and the 44s" who were favorites at many Chicago area festivals.A former "Pitchy" band mate of Boom Boom's, the versatile guitarist Rick Fazio is the perfect player to make the guitar based songs of the SSM come alive. He can dance lightly through verses adding haunting counterpoint melodies, stab & jab cutting accents and memorable hooks in all the perfect spots and then switch gears seamlessly and unleash barn burner solos. The glue that holds it all together is provided by percussionist & vocalist Jeff Madden. A marvel on a drum kit, Jeff puts that aside for a Slap Top C***n and foot tambourine. His creative rhythms truly give the band its distinctive heartbeat. The blend of the slap top and washtub create a rich foundation for the band's sound. Mr. Madden's powerful vocal harmonies adds a complex richness to the bands unmistakable sound.Follow TheSideShowMen on Facebook.Click here to see the videos from the show 

    • 43 min
    Episode 750 - Ryland Foxx

    Episode 750 - Ryland Foxx

    I found this Podcast on a hard drive that I replaced a few years ago. This is Ryland Foxx who was in in the afternoon before his performance at Space in Evanston. In the exclusive terrain where the melodic and harmonic sensibilities of a weathered, Americana singer/songwriter meet the brashness of a seasoned punk rock artist, you'll find Ryland Foxx's boots firmly planted. Influenced by modern solo artists like Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Butch Walker, as well as classic rock/punk acts like Gin Blossoms, The Misfits, and The Ramones- his roots are evident yet tastefully confident, as Foxx carries his audience through an array of eras and styles in the unparalleled journey to his musical destinations. Videos from this Podcast

    • 48 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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