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Aryk Crowder

Air Date: 05-27-14

Through the use of a four-track tape recorder in a small studio apartment, Aryk Crowder began creating a brand of music needing to be heard. Combining his past experiences, Aryk began to write lyrics hailing from the world of rhythm and blues - guitar riffs inspired by Jimi Hendrix and intricately molded vocals recalling the soulful warmth of Al Green. After months of perfecting his demo, Aryk began his quest for success in the heart of Chicago. The city’s local music scene eagerly opened its arms to its newest musician. Soon after arriving, he had booked live performances at some of the city’s most prominent venues, the rest was history, and a star was in the making.

Since he arrived in the windy city, Aryk has played dozens of shows throughout the Midwest including a sold out, debut performance at Pete Wentz’s Angles & Kings in Chicago and opening performances for Mat Kearney, Jordan Knight (of New Kids on the Block fame), and national touring artists, Red Wanting Blue. During that time he also self produced his first solo EP, “Ready,Set…” alongside Rick Barnes at the Chicago recording institution, Rax Trax Studios.
With these kinds of credentials under his belt in such a short time, it seems Aryk Crowder is headed in the right direction.

For his first album since 2010's EP "Ready,Set..." and 2012's record "Over Getting Over", Aryk has written a collection of songs that will span two EPs on the upcoming "2x4" collection. Recording is currently underway and features some of the best soul and R&B talent in Chicago, including members of the award winning hip-hop ensemble, Sidewalk Chalk. The first of two volumes will be released summer 2014.

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