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Hailing from Taylor Park on Chicago's South Side, Black Swagg blends soulful doo-wop and catchy pop melodies into a style all their own. Their debut single "Can You Tell Me Why?" tells the universal story of young love and the inevitable heartbreak we all feel when things just don't turn out as planned.
The band members are students in The Intonation Music Workshop, a Chicago-based non-profit which empowers children to become rock stars on every stage in life through innovative music education. Using donated instruments and a unique pop band curriculum, IMW's after-school music program provides kids age 6-17, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, with access to instruments, instruction and performances in a safe and upbeat environment.
The single is the 4rd in a series of student tracks which will be released later this year on a compilation.
released August 2011
Thanks to Engine Music Studios for sponsoring the session and to Jim Newberry for the cover photo.
Produced by Jake Westermann at Engine Music Studios
Cover Art by Cyndy Fike