Sofar Sounds June 2019 Chicago at Bishops Wicker Park
Bishops Wicker Park recently held their most recent Sofar Sessions. For the June 2019 session, the shop welcomed Bri Murphy, Stone Arch Isles and Musa Reems.
With two pianists for parents, Bri Murphy has been making music since before she can remember and has since shared the stage with artists from Chris Stapleton to Tanya Tucker. She has toured all over the U.S., Canada, and Japan as a fiddle player and background vocalist for other artists. She took a break from the road in late 2015 to pursue her solo career and released her debut record, “Throw Down My Heart,” produced by Eli Beaird, in October 2016.
Stone Arch Isles
began performing together in 2016, playing highly collaborative, often improvisational acoustic house shows across Minneapolis. Since then, they have cultivated a passionate and varied following in the Twin Cities, and played an impressive number of shows across the Midwest, including a headlining show at Studio B and a performance at Sofar Sounds Chicago. The band has also made waves online with their well-received series of “Local Sessions” – live, unplugged demos of their emotional songs.
A harmonious and unique combination of sweet-sounding guitars, soaring three-part harmonies, warm bass lines, driven percussion, and the occasional rap, Stone Arch Isles carries forward the indie-rock torch with inspiration from the likes of Young the Giant, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Local Natives. After a year of work, their debut EP, Kingdoms, was released on March 9, 2018.
, is a lyrically inclined emcee hailing from the west side of the Windy City. Fusing influences from multiple artistic genres, he is considered one of the most prolific and versatile artists to represent Chicago. He sites his influences as MF DOOM, The Wu-Tang Clan, Black Thought and Sean Price. Musa is also 1 / 2 of the neo – soul / hip hop duo, theinjuredparty