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Artist Interviews ÉSSO Interview

This week, Features Co-Director Mick R speaks with Armando Perez of ÉSSO. They discuss how a chance meeting with a sax player while working a Lollapalooza beer tent led to the band's formation, the 25 contributors to the latest album, and the influence of salsa, reggaeton, and cumbia on the group's music.

Produced by Jenn "DJ Ninja" Rourke.

Photo Credit: ÉSSO

CHIRP Radio · Esso Interview

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Artist Interviews Ryley Walker Interview

For this week for CHIRP Radio's Artist Interview Series, Rockford native Ryley Walker talks about his new record Course in Fable, starting his own record label, collaborating with some well-known Chicago music scene fixtures, his move to NYC, and the Chicago DIY show scene. Interview by Jenn Rourke aka DJ Ninja

You can pick up Ryley Walker's new record Course in Fable from Husky Pants Records. 

Production by Jenn Rourke. 

Photo Credit: Daniel Topete

CHIRP Radio · Ryley Walker Interview

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Artist Interviews Chase Cohl Interview

This week, Features Co-Director Mick R. speaks with folk singer-songwriter Chase Cohl. They discuss her early fascination with midcentury girl group music, the shift from the folk stylings of her previous releases into 60s-style arrangements with the help of co-writer Barry Goldberg, and the process behind releasing her latest EP, Dear Dear, in several volumes.

Produced by Jessi D.

Photo Credit: Kristin Gallegos

CHIRP Radio · Chase Cohl Interview

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Artist Interviews Heavy Crownz Interview

This week, Features Department contributor Marjorie Alford speaks with local hip-hop artist Heavy Crownz about the meaning and inspiration for some of his songs, the origins of his name, and his community work and activism. 

Produced by Jim Mulvaney.

Photo Credit: Heavy Crownz

CHIRP Radio · Heavy Crownz Interview

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Artist Interviews Audrey Foxx Interview

This week, Features contributor and DJ Mike Nikolich speaks with Chicago's own jazz and blues vocalist and songwriter, Audrey Foxx. Foxx released her debut album, Stone Cold Woman, in the fall of 2020. They discuss her earliest music memories, her contemporary and classic inspirations, and her most memorable performance. 

Produced by Mike Nikolich.
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CHIRP Radio · Audrey Foxx Interview

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