ANCHR Showcase: The Edwards, Tenci, & Burr Oak

Holding you down with the best new music: our mission at ANCHR is to create a vehicle for fans to discover the best new music, while also creating a platform for our favorite artists. Our online magazine will feature interviews, artist features, gig reviews, song recommendations and other content from the artists that we love. In order to keep negativity at bay, you won't find much criticism on this site-- if we don't like something, we just won't feature it. Join us on the journey of music discovery.

The Edwards

The Edwards are a five-piece from Chicago, IL. The group is comprised of Kyle Maurisak, Emma McCall, Chris Murphy, Stuart MacFadyen, and Chris DePorter.


Tenci, formed in Chicago in the winter of 2018, offers introspective bedroom-folk by singer/songwriter Jess Shoman. After a self-released demo, Jess was joined by bassist, Tina Scarpello, who brought a trusting spine to the songs.
They just released their first full-length album, My Heart is an Open Field, where they're joined by a blessed group of Chicago musicians. The album is about laying everything out in the open — picking at your own knots, lifting scabs and eventually joining yourself in present-form. This is the most involved and intentional piece of work they’ve put together. With a new garden of instrumentation (cello, sax, flute to name a few), Tenci has created the world that they’ve always dreamed of.

Burr Oak is the new project of Chicago based singer-songwriter Savanna Dickhut. Merging together brutally honest story driven lyrics with raw, dreamy vocals (frequently double-tracked) she creates her own unique blend of sounds. Breaking away from her solo work to form duo-fronted band Elk Walking with Julian Daniell in 2015, she has yet to record or release any of her music apart from the group. Her first release as Burr Oak will be a single titled “Southsider” due out this July.



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