As longtime Chicago favorites, The Lovehammers are giving their hometown fans yet another dose of what they’ve always been known to do: Straight up rock! With a song specially written for Acoustic Chicago, The Lovehammers prove they can generate powerful melody and rhythmic drive of their electric music in an acoustic song.
mari anne jayme
Mari Anne Jayme’s artistic expertise is revealed in her vocal flexibility, subtlety and authenticity. Incorporating jazz, pop and rock techniques, Mari Anne's authentic sound bursts with soulful energy. She truly is a versatile musician with a distinctive gift for singing and songwriting.
andreas kapsalis

A virtuoso acoustic guitarist renowned for his experimental 8-finger tapping technique, Andreas seamlessly weaves bass lines and chord changes with ever-changing melodies, combining sounds and styles with odd-meters and complex compositions.

tim nagle
With a natural talent for producing melodies, lyrics accessible and open to interpretation, and a voice performed with true rock appeal, Tim's background and experiences have created a compelling individual in the rock community.
sarah potenza
Sarah's songs embody the elements of folk, with each song telling stories mostly of lost love and confessions from the heart. Sarah’s style is a unique mix of soulful blues and gritty acoustic rock. Her song featured on Acoustic Chicago is as powerful and captivating as her voice.
scottish mcmillan

Unwilling to conform to a standard sound, Scottish is truly a variety act, finding his voice in every imaginable style. Mixing all of his influences together you'll hear light, jazzy ballads one minute, and aggressively groovy, funky rock-and-roll the next.

Noah’s songs possess an intense passion and expressive, soulful delivery. His laid-back approach to the guitar does not dilute the raw emotion that is channeled through each note he plays. With an equally passionate vocal delivery, Noah is quickly making a name for himself as one of Chicago’s true musical artists.
malcolm palmer
In an industry where corporations and conglomerates determine what social concerns and themes are appropriate for their artists to voice, Malcolm’s songs emanate from himself and no one else. Artist turned activist, Malcolm’s songs are inspired from reality around him and from within, not the reality created or dictated by the media.
You'll find Micki's prowess in her unique song structure and genuine warmth in her tone. As an individual truly nurtured by the arts, her unmistakable voice resonates with delicacy and finesse. Micki’s voice is her songs and her songs are her voice. “Smile” embodies all her finest elements wrapped into an unforgettable performance.

With straightforward lyrics that relate univerally and music that flows from one song to the next, Jen has the ability to captivate any audience. Her Lyrics speak of life's love and lifting ourselves up when things don't go just right. With a voice that reaches out and grabs you and a style that's captivating and melodic, you won't soon forget this performer.

howard levy
Renowned musician Howard Levy will be making a special guest appearance on the collection. With a specially recorded solo track, Howard demonstrates how his groundbreaking harmonica technique has gained him international success and acclaim.

From playing piano in church as a kid in Detroit, to his time spent in Cleveland, New York and eventually Chicago, Shannon discovered that his perspective on life is reflected by the character acoustic music transmits. Shannon's Acoustic Chicago track "Your Life is Killing You" is a perfect example of his outlook on life and music.  

Mike's ability to play and write a variety of songs; folk picking tunes, ballad love songs, country storytelling, and acoustic rock, reveal his unique influences and showcase his musical abilities. His Acoustic Chicago track is a prime example of his varied influences.