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Alex, a.k.a., Rare Candy CD release at Evolution Music, Chicago

Yep, I got lots out of this Chicago trip. Ya’ know, the French pronounce it “she-kah-go.”    Hmm… what does it mean?

Alex is sort of a one-man band and calls his project “Rare Candy.” He’s got some pretty diverse influences behind him.

I got a chance to interview this aspiring musician at Evolution Music Store where he celebrated the release of his first CD: “Cream Soda.”  Take a lookey at the vid. below–>


Chicago musicians–road trip: Lookey what I found!

Yes, I took a road trip to Chicago for the fabulous Self Employment in the Arts conference in Lisle, a Chicago suburb.  Click HERE for info

And lookey what I discovered–musicians playing in a music store that stays open after hours to host local acts! It’s a great idea, of course. I thank Evolution Music Store for thinking of it and wonder why more music stores don’t do it. News flash: it’s win-win, brings musicians into your store after all…

Here’s a guy who calls himself “Yeti.” Sorry ’bout the sound. I was sitting a distance away and didn’t want to disrupt the crowd by trampling over them to get to the front. (This wasn’t a professional video, just something I did while traveling through Chicago.) I’m going to post the other videos separately to save space: