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Best Singer-Songwriters In Chicago

July 24, 2014 6:00 AM

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Singer Jeff Tweedy performs with his band Wilco at Artpark July 12, 2000 in Lewiston, NY.  (Photo by Harry Scull, Jr./Getty Images)

Singer Jeff Tweedy performs with his band Wilco at Artpark July 12, 2000 in Lewiston, NY. (Photo by Harry Scull, Jr./Getty Images)

Singer Jeff Tweedy performs with his band Wilco at Artpark July 12, 2000 in Lewiston, NY.  (Photo by Harry Scull, Jr./Getty Images)

Singer Jeff Tweedy performs with his band Wilco at Artpark July 12, 2000 in Lewiston, NY. (Photo by Harry Scull, Jr./Getty Images)

Music has long been a part of Chicago and being able to hear a variety of music choices is a standard in the Windy City; there are always music performances and artists to listen to in Chicago. Depending on the type of music that one wants to hear, Chicago is definitely one of the best places to listen to outstanding music. There are many excellent singer-songwriters located in Chicago. Here you will find a list of some of the best. For additional outstanding singer-songwriters in Chicago, please look here.

Brendan Kelly
www.badsandwichchronicles.net
 
If you enjoy punk music, Brendan Kelly is the man to listen to in Chicago. He is from the punk band The Lawrence Arms and is the bassist/vocalist. Brendan Kelly is also the guitarist/lead vocalist in Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds and The Falcon. His clever and funny remarks onstage along with his unique voice make him a must-see and listen-to performer.

Robbie Fulks
www.robbiefulks.com
 
Robbie Fulks is a talented guitarist, songwriter and country singer; he has been praised by numerous media outlets as an outstanding talent coming out of Chicago. Robbie’s blog offers upcoming tour dates, CDs for sale, reviews of his music and Robbie’s own thoughts are expressed on the homepage.
Joe Pug
www.joepugmusic.com
 
This guitar-playing indie musician had a previous life as a carpenter, but Joe Pug has found that no matter what he puts his mind to, he is able to accomplish it with hard work. Joe dropped out of college, went to Chicago and picked up a guitar that he had not played since he was a teenager. Joe Pug’s belief is to take care of fans along with offering outstanding music; his popularity proves that he is doing something right.
 
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Azita 
www.azita.info
 
Azita is known for playing in the outrageous noisy bands such as Scissor Girls and Bride of No-No. The dark music is somewhat of the past and she describes a more poppy and peppy vibe that she wants to come out of her music. She also teaches piano lessons and voice lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music.
Jeff Tweedy
www.wilcoworld.net
 
Jeff Tweedy is a native of Belleville, Illinois and leader of the band Wilco. Jeff is also a record producer, songwriter and musician. Although Wilco is taking a break, Tweedy is still amazing audiences with his keen sense of vocals and energy. He’ll be touring the U.S. until September and from there he’ll embark on an eight-city European tour that will run through November.
 
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Michelle Guilbeau is an elementary teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. She has also experience in school administration and literacy coaching. Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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