Jamie Lono, Stellar Road
Chris Tiritilli & The People, Keithen Banks & IBelieve
3420 W. Grace St
Chicago, IL, 60618
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Jamie Lono is a recording artist who has lived through more than his 23 years suggest. The blue-eyed soul singer/songwriter's musical journey has been turbulent: from facing health complications at a young age, a family financial bankruptcy, and living in a hotel, to gaining national fame as a solo artist through an appearance on NBC's 'The Voice" and releasing his solo debut "The Feel Good Nation" in August 2012.
He's received praise from the likes of Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and shared the stage with acts such as Tim Reynolds and Los Lonely Boys. Those accolades, plus television appearances and performances around the country, have allowed Jamie to grow both his audience and his message. His music continues to evolve; drawing on his influences – Ray LaMontange, James Taylor, Florence & The Machine, Bruno Mars – while expanding into uncharted music territory.
With "The Feel Good Nation," Jamie demonstrated his ability to make "feel-good" music as sunny as his personality (and his ability to succeed while releasing music independently). According to Jamie, his sophomore effort – which is still in the "writing" stages – is a "Nation" populated with heavier themes and hopeful idealism.
The hope and heaviness are the byproducts of Jamie's musical and personal maturation, but he hasn't stopped dreaming. In fact, Jamie acknowledges that juxtaposing harsh reality with his optimistic worldview may be the only way to grow as a person and an artist, and that is reason enough for all of us to keep listening.
Since brothers Jack and Michael Daly formed Stellar Road they have gone through much evolution. They’ve developed a love affair with songwriting and performing live in front of crowds, small and large, all across the U.S. They create a raw, eye opening, musically romantic and true experience for their listeners, with lyric and song at the forefront of their being. Their stories are those of love, life and loss woven into an unpredictable but meaningful canvas of music which is appreciated by all ages.
As their home Chicago and it’s neighbored cities caught on to their crafty pop-rock style and high energy live performances, Stellar Road started selling out local rooms and branching out to Midwestern college towns. As they turned the local page and started touring with additional musicians, local and national media started taking notice. Showcasing for Epic Records in L.A., opening slots for Bon Jovi, Nickelback & The Goo Goo Dolls, two successful independent releases, many battle of the bands competition crowns, and several national tours. Stellar Road’s enthusiasm and work ethic has never wavered.
After road-testing all of their initial material, in 2004 they released their debut album “Better Than Yesterday”. “B.T.Y.” was ranked in the top 5 albums of the year by Midwest Beat Magazine and has sold over 10,000 copies all over the globe. After a few months of touring for the album release, Stellar Road took a hiatus to write new music and find a collective group of more permanent band members to tour with. During their search for new musicians brothers Jack and Mike went back to their roots and started touring acoustically again.
In late 2006, Adrian Pacheco (bassist) was added to the SR Lineup. A short time later Maurice Jones (drums) was also acquired. They immediately gelled into what is now the newest edition of Stellar Road. The band started playing locally again to test and tweak new music that would end up on their 2009 self-titled release “stellar ROAD”. They celebrated their new independent album with a show at Chicago’s legendary Park West Theatre. Since then the band has toured relentlessly throughout the Midwest and East Coast. After spending the winter in Chicago and traveling for regional shows, they are eager to get back on the road to blanket the entire U.S. with their unique talents by the end of 2011.
Chris Tiritilli & The People
Keithen Banks & IBelieve
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