WHO'S ON TOUR
Half Moon Run
FEATURED PLAYLIST: RE-GROUP. AGAIN.
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A new normal presents itself when you least expect it. Breathe in and regroup again.
LIVE CONCERT EVENTS
Valslist & Chicago Botanic Garden presents:
CONCERT with ORCHIDS
4 ARTISTS TO KNOW
Dylan LeBlanc is a singer/songwriter with a voice wise beyond his years. The 25-year-old hails from Shreveport, Louisiana, where his mother, a house cleaner and his father, a musician, raised him even though they divorced when Dylan was very young. LeBlanc started writing songs in his early teens and released his first album, “Paupers Field” in 2010. In between his second and most recent album “Cautionary Tale” LeBlanc fell into a bad habit of alcohol and self-doubt, so he decided to go back to his roots, regroup and write soulful album expressing himself and leaving everything on the table.
Little Green Cars is a five-piece alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The band formed in 2008, and experimented with their sound extensively before finding their rhythm. The band has toured the UK and US and has been invited to play at a number of festivals including SXSW, Coachella, and Lollapalooza. The band’s newest release came out on January 15, 2016, and they will be on tour in the US starting in March of 2016.
Ludovic Navarre, goes by the alias St. Germain, is a Frenchman, whose music is can be classified as deep house but he gains inspiration from blues and jazz notes. After 15 years, St. Germain has just released new material, and is back better than ever. St. Germain’s first album, “Boulevard” was released in 1996, and his second, multi-platinum album “Tourist” was released in 2000. His newest, self-titled album is greatly inspired from traditional Malian sounds and he uses instruments such as the kora and the balafon to represent these sounds and combines them with his electronic loops.
Absofacto is the solo project Mason Proper’s lead singer Jonathan Visger. Visger is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His music could be defined as pop/rock but gains lots of his inspiration from visual art, which can be seen on the covers of his singles and EPs. Absofacto has released a number of singles and EPs and released his first full-length album, “Sinking Islands” in 2011, and his most recent single, “Dissolve” was released in 2015.
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THIS WEEK'S COVER
Song: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
Original by Roberta Flack
Cover by Marlon Williams
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