Chicago Songwriter Alliance #3

Donnie Biggins

Donnie Biggins is a singer/songwriter from Chicago. When with a band, he performs with The Shams Band. When by himself, he performs as Donnie Biggins. He enjoys writing songs about his life and he hopes you enjoy what he has to share.

Michele McGuire

Michele McGuire is a singer-songwriter from Chicago.

Latest EP ”Off the Wagon” out now, get it today!

Check out music and videos from Michele at iTunes, Bandcamp, and Youtube.

Diana Lawrence

Danny Shuma

Laura Sherman (of Tree)

Paul Gulyas (of The Shams Band)

Sam Wahl

Laurelin Kruse

Laurelin E. Cruz is an indie singer and a quirky songwriter from the Colorado Desert. She is influenced by literally everyone from Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins to Two Gallants and literally everyone in between. Her favorite band is The Elected. She got serious about music on the day she thought to herself, "hey why not write some original sawngs?" Speaking of which, her songs deal with everything from getting turned down at America's Got Talent auditions to the weed apocalypse and literally everything in between. So far she has 4 songs but is working on a 5th and 6th now. Why does Laurelin E. Krause like music so much? To answer this we must first ask ourselves, "who's asking?" Then we will find that the reason she loves music is because of the way it makes her feel. Toward the end of paying to audit classes at Yale School, Laurelin E. Krooss met one Jack Goldman. "Who's Jack?" I bet you're wondering. Jack is an ESPY (ask Mirko what this is) winning producer known for his work with the found sex sound group Sidewalk Date. When Jack and Laurie first met he had her sign a contract agreeing that, with Jack as her producer, she had to do whatever he said and could never cry. After that they started whipping together her first sophomore album, "Winter in Stiles (or, Winter in Mindy's Eyes)." The more Jorg' pushed Larn toward "the Reliant K sound," the harder it became for Lar to stop herself from crying even though she knew he was right. Get excited because this album has everything from drum set to vocals to percussion and literally everything in between. As Lol Lin Ku says in her never before heard single, Jupiter, "keep your hat on."

Dann Morr

Dann Morr is a Chicago-based songwriter and musician. Since the 1990s he has been a singer and multi-instrumentalist for his own bands High Energy Physics, Wells-next-the-Sea, The Carlisles, and Analog Radio as well as bassist and backing vocalist for a number of other Windy City singer/songwriters, indie-rockers, and alt-country groups including Mooner, Kerosene Stars, Kevin Lee, Jimmy Byron, The Gear, Phil Angotti, and Tom Daily.

After more than twenty years of recording and performing with several different groups, Dann is currently preparing to record his first full-length solo album, to be released in 2014.



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Chicago Songwriter Alliance #3 with Donnie Biggins, Michele McGuire, Diana Lawrence, Danny Shuma, Laura Sherman (of Tree), Paul Gulyas (...

Wednesday, May 8 · 8:00 PM at Tonic Room