What do you get when Chicago’s kindie rock musicians pool together for a great cause? Band Together: A Chicago Kindie Sampler, an awesome new CD featuring never-before-released songs by eight local artists. Profits from the CD — and the rockin’ release concert, happening March 8 at Lincoln Hall — go to Intonation Music Workshop, an organization devoted to music education for area children. Flip through our album to see the participating musicians and how they make an impact on the Chicago kids scene.
Her music style: Pop-rock jams with thoughtful instrumentation. Super Stolie (voted "funniest girl" in junior high and high school) has dabbled in many genres and considers herself a musical explorer, with so many songs left to discover.
Her song on Band Together: “Little Black Bear" was inspired by a vacation with her mom and sister in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains for Christmas 2013. Although her quest was never realized, she found him in the form of a song, inspired by the music of Appalachia. Super Stolie performs on all the harmonies, guitar, bass, mandolin and harmonica on this bluegrass-flavored tune that advises, “It’s okay to look, but don't touch!”
What's next for Super Stolie: She will be appearing in parks and festivals throughout Chicago and the 'burbs, as a solo act or with her band, Super Stolie and The Rockstars. Also expect a new, not-for-kids album.
Find out more about Super Stolie online at superstolie.com.
Photo: Kelly Jung Photography
Who is your favorite local kindie rocker? Let us know in the Comments below. And don’t forget to check out these acts in a group show at Lincoln Hall on Saturday, March 8 at 3 p.m. Click here for more info. The Band Together CD is available for $8 at bandcamp.com.
— Kelly Aiglon