And now the conclusion of our four-part documentary on Chicago’s the Chamber Strings.
With singer-songwriter Kevin Junior out of the picture, the remaining Strings form their own group, San Tropez, but find they lack the drive and ambition that made the Strings one of Chicago’s fastest rising and critically acclaimed bands of the new millennium. Emerging from addiction and homelessness, Junior makes his way back to Chicago to reassemble his band. Initial rehearsals and writing sessions go well and things seem to be back on track until one particularly tense band disagreement devolves into violence. Despondent and in disarray, Junior slinks off to New Orleans, the perfect choice for a recovering addict!
Before long though, encouraging calls from bandmates convince Kevin Junior to come back to Chicago, yet again. Egos are soothed and dust-ups forgotten. The Chamber Strings are once again together and rehearsing and in January, 2007, they reconvene at the legendary Wicker Park club, the Double Door for a triumphant sold out reunion show. New material is in the works and a new energy surrounds the band. Will this finally be the year the Chamber Strings break?
The Chamber Strings (Pt. 4 of 4)