Mike Ferro & Townsound
Townsound is a band of musicians who have come up playing in rock, country, funk, punk, Brazilian, jazz, Latin, and blues bands around Chicago, and have all these sounds whirling around in their brains as points of reference for improvisation and serious groove making. They don't just mix and match styles. They play the hell out of them. Mike Ferro fronts the band, singing his songs as well as original lyrics to the music of composers as varied as Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, Django Reinhardt, friends, and other fellow Townsound members, all reinterpreted into fresh and contemporary rhythms. Most importantly, it's a band with a sense of humor, that has a great time playing together, and you can hear it in their music. Give a listen. You'll like it.