One Night In Chicago 2015

Without A Song

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Live in Chicago at High-Hat Club

Since making Chicago my home over a decade ago, I have been blessed to have had the consistent weekly opportunity to do what I love and doubly blessed to have found an incredibly faithful audience and incredibly talented musicians. There is no more treasured a space for me than in an intimate club, on a stage, mic in hand, flanked by my musicians and the audience. I am forever indebted to each.

Of all of the Chicago venues, the one at 1920 West Irving Park Road was paramount to me and my career as a vocalist. Now reopened as High-Hat Club, for 15 years prior it had been Katerina’s, one of Chicago’s most beloved music venues and a “home” to me.

As an artist, the experience of performing for a supportive audience in an intimate space is like nothing else. The ideas and energy created from the exchange between audience and musician results in a heightened experience that can never be duplicated. Some of my favorite classic albums have been live recordings for this very reason. The musicians are heard in a direct and wholly unique response to their surroundings and you are able to revisit that moment in time as it occurred.

On a sweltering night in June, my faithful Chicago audience poured themselves into the intimacy of 1920 West Irving Park Road once again. With the tunes picked, my A-list band assembled, and in the spirit of all of my past experiences in that space, I recorded the album you now hold in your hands.

With every note played and sung, every comment made, every laugh shared, every glass clinked and every fork dropped, I truly hope you enjoy revisiting with me, the night and the music of June 10, 2015 at High-Hat Club.

One singer. One band. One audience. One set. One take. One Night In Chicago.


Release Date: October 12, 2015

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