DOORS: 7:00PM | SHOW: 7:30PM
Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, The Shades have developed a signature sound that encompasses elements of popular music from folk & rock, to soul & R&B. Impressive arrangements and tight harmonies are the hallmarks of The Shades’ original music, and critics across generations have taken notice.
Sarah Marie Young is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician. She was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition and winner of the 2011 Montreux Voice Competition, from which she recorded her first album, “Too Many Februaries” at Balik Farm Studios in Switzerland, performing it at The Montreux Jazz Festival and Chicago Jazz Festival in 2012. After being signed by the dutch label Snip Records in 2014, Sarah released and toured Europe with her second album, “Little Candy Heart”. Sarah’s latest solo album, “Recess” was released in April 2016. In 2017 she was featured with Postmodern Jukebox, and in 2018 appeared on Playing For Change’s “Skin Deep” video with Buddy Guy. She frequently performs with the all female acoustic group, The Oh Yeahs.
Morgan Pirtle is a versatile vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator in Chicago. As a student of jazz, her music is influenced by the genre, but also resonates with pop, soul, and R&B. Her debut EP, “Muse” will be released in Spring 2019.