FEATURED PLAYLIST: Taste of Lolla 2015
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LOLLAPALOOZA PREVIEW: The Best of the New Artists
See what I'm doing at Lollapalooza this year. PBS' "Next Avenue" did the story:
Val's Music Mondays on WCIU "You and Me This Morning", Chicago
Lollapalooza with Val Haller
Taste of Chicago 2015
Chicago Fest Music
4 ARTISTS TO KNOW
Anderson East is an American rhythm and blues/pop musician from Athens, Alabama. East debut album with record company Elektra was released on July 10, 2015. He is currently on tour in select cities in the United States as well as the United Kingdom.
Laney Jones is a singer/songwriter with an indie folk sound from Mount Dora, Florida. Her skills include playing the banjo, ukulele, tenor guitar and harmonica, while her talented band the Spirits backs her. She currently has three albums released, with the fourth on its way in the fall of 2015. The band is currently on their summer tour, scheduled to end in September. Brianna Key from BRINK Magazine said, “In all honestly, I’m still not sure how to describe the experience of listening to her music other than like being hit with a surge of sincerity.”
Ben Howard is a singer/songwriter with an indie folk sound from London, England. Howard’s first album was released in 2011, while his most recent album I Forget Where We Were immediately debuted at #1 on the singer/songwriter charts on iTunes. Howard is currently on an international tour, headed back to the states in the middle of September kicking off that leg in Boston, Mass.
The X Ambassadors are alternative rock group based out of Brooklyn, New York. The bands sound is a mix of acoustic and electronic sounds. The group gained major exposure when their song The Jungle was featured in a commercial for Beats by Dre. They released their debut full-length album, VHS in June 2015. The group is currently in the middle of their North American tour.