Resounding Wayves is an aspiring supergroup of Chicago-based singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, making a joyful, mostly acoustic noise. The band performs its own folk, pop, and Latin-inflected compositions, and puts a fresh spin on covers of familiar tunes with vibrant vocal arrangements that can pivot from tender to thunderous and back again. "Their sound just makes me really happy." - Aurora Rivera, the B-Side Rebels
Chicago-based folk and country duo, The Major Keys, consists of singing sisters Laura and Ellen Buttitta. Having grown up in a highly musical family, and inspired by a collection of sororal duos such as The Secret Sisters and First Aid Kit, Laura and Ellen have been immersed in harmony and singing together for over two decades. The complimentary registers of an alto and a soprano allow these sisters to produce sweet and sophisticated harmonies with a blend so tight as to often make it impossible to tell whose voice is whose. Featured on Philly D Slim’s album, Teach Me To You, and The Fifth Star Band’s upcoming album, The Major Keys collaborate frequently with a variety of artists throughout the city, including Resounding Wayves, whose members have provided instrumental backing for the duo. They will be performing at an array of music festivals this summer, as well as local venues such as The Tonic Room, Martyr’s, and the Elbo Room.