Taylor Rogers is a singer/songwriter out of Chapel Hill, NC. She recorded her first album, 'crossing bridges' (2012) in Oberlin, OH as part of a folk duo with Caroline Mullis, Wide Branches. In September 2014 she released 'wax and wane' and moved to Chicago where she formed Taylor Rogers and the Plaid Shirts with violinist Sam Sharp (Oberlin), bassist John Nadel (IU), and rotating jazz percussionists. Taylor has performed all over the Midwest and in various festivals such as Oberlin FolkFest and BAMFest. She toured the East Coast in the summer of 2017. Her music is inspired by themes of "connection, of presence, and of embracing the dream-states so necessary to creation" (Beth-Lodge Rigal, WWFaC Greenbook Review). She is currently working on her newest project, a visual concept album, NOA, with Pictureluck Media. The album explores the transformative potential of human vulnerability, for both personal and collective bodies.Through new soundscapes of vocal layering and rhythmic guitar, coupled with stunning cinematography of landscapes and improvised movement performances, Taylor hopes to co-create artworlds which open us into ourselves, so that we then might open into each other.
Based out of the Chicago area, singer songwriter Liv Lombardi continues to build her dedicated fan-base with her soulful, androgynous and sultry vocals through her radically honest stylings. Her ever-growing body of work invites listeners to engage in an intimate, vulnerable and empowering story of life lived with an open heart. Liv has been favorably compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman, Chris Pureka, Melissa Etheridge, Ray LaMontagne and Patty Griffin. Liv has played at notable venues such as Pianos (NYC), The Bitter End (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC), The Saint (NJ) as well as appearing at SXSW. She has opened for national, independent touring artists such as Jonah Tolchin, The Sun Parade, God-Des & She, Samantha Crain and Pinegrove. The Freedom Girl tour will continue through 2018 across the US and select European cities with a fourth studio album to be released in late 2018.
The Dirty Nines are an Alt-Rock group based out of Chicago that utilizes vocal harmonies, driving rhythms, and emotive melodies to entertain the listener.