Saturday, April 4, 2009

Arts of Life

"The Arts of Life Band makes danceable party music with a rock edge. It is an ongoing collaborative project between disabled and non-disabled artists in the Chicago area, based out of the Arts of Life community of artists and Reversible Eye gallery. The Arts of Life is an artistic community that provides adults with developmental disabilities an environment to experience personal growth. The Arts of Life Band performs at local events and fundraisers, and does rock concerts at venues such as the Empty Bottle and the Double Door."

The Arts of Life Band was recently featured on ABC7-news, performing songs from their debut, self-titled CD.

My son Andrew is in a band called Reddelicious and he also volunteers and plays with The Arts of Life Band. I attended one of their performances and what a good time it was. There was an art show at a gallery next to the Old Town School of Folk Music and they did a set at the School. They put everyone present in such an up mood! My favorite song was "Shark Attack" but I can't get "Puppies and Babies" out of my head! The music they perform for the most part is written by them. They choose the type of song, the beat they like and write the lyrics. The band then puts it together! You can link to their My Space by clicking their logo! Then listen to some of the songs from their CD.

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