This week CHIRP volunteer, Jessi DiBartolomeo, sits down with Chicago R&B artist Jordanna to talk about the DIY scene in Chicago and the transition to the mainstream. You can see Jordanna at Schubas on September 2nd.
Features interviewer Lesley caught up with Ian of Brooklyn based music project Run Child Run! at Sleeping Village to discuss the therapeutic and meditative nature of making his most recent release, the evolution of the live performance, world music, and the smattering of his favorite instruments to play.
Sam Trump is a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter from Houston, TX, and has been a student of music from first picking up the trumpet at age 7. Since moving to Chicago in 2009 to obtain his fine arts degree in music, he has become heavily involved in Chicago's live music scene as a band leader, sideman, mentor, and show curator. Wherever he is, Sam Trump is known for creating an experience that is best described as sophisticated & soulful.
The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced by Jenn Rourke. Recorded by Melissa Karalis, Asim Ali, and Jenn Rourke.
Sea and Cake are back at it with a record released this year on Thrill Jockey. Sam and Archer sat down with Features interviewer Michael Reed to talk record label history, Sam’s photography practice and how it relates to the music, and snack preferences.
Sea and Cake perform at Millennium Park on August 16, 2018.