Underneath all the hooks and well crafted melodies lay songs about life on life's terms. Love, hate, all of lifes victories and defeats. The Hurtin Kind play music for grown ups about the world as we see and experience it. It's a joyous noise , so c'mon along for the ride!
From evocative ballads to pulsing jams and psychedelic alternative moods, here comes the rebirth of The Social Act. John Krenger and Ellis Clark have taken the roots of what they started in Chicago years back and revamped it with new players, new compositions, and current lyrics. This Summer the dynamic group just released the new album “Today’s Tomorrow”. The album features the singles Paid In Full, Unknown, and Uncle Sam Shot Miss America. The songwriting duo of Krenger and Clark is supported by Producer/Engineer Sam BMJ and his facility Studio 2020 Chicago.
Nicholas Barron is a celebrated Chicago-based singer, songwriter & guitarist who blends blues and folk with his signature voice and mouth percussion. Hailed as “undeniable” by James Taylor, he has entertained audiences across the US and abroad as a headliner. Nicholas has also opened for his music idols - Al Green, James Brown, Buddy Guy & BB King, The Meters, Johnny Cash - and numerous other musicians. Continually expanding his musical palette, Nicholas currently collaborates with jazz cellist Ben Davis, funk trio The Strapping Owls and The Nicholas Barron Band. Nicholas’ natural talent, raw energy and charisma has earned him over five million You Tube views. A prolific artist, he has released ten albums of original music. Nicholas is also a gifted abstract painter. Nicholas has opened for Joan Armatrading, Average White Band, Pat Benatar, Michael Bolton, James Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco. Eric Burdon, Johnny Cash, Tommy Castro, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Copeland, Shamekia Copeland, James Cotton, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Doobie Brothers, Kinky Friedman, Nelly Furtado, Al Green, Groove Collective, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Freedy Johnson, Stanley Jordan, BB King, Kinsie Report, Jay Leno, Idina Mandel, Medeski Martin, John Martyn, Dave Mason, Andy Mckee, The Meters, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers, Jeffrey Osborne, Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Reiser, Royal Crown Revue, Magic Slim, Phoebe Snow, REO Speedwagon, String Cheese Incident, The Subdudes, James Taylor, Tiny Universe, Tuck and Patti, Uncle Jon’s band, Gino Vanelli, WAR and Widespread Panic.