Around the turn of the last century, Chicago singer-songwriter Kevin Junior finally got all that he wanted: a critically acclaimed debut album, sold out shows, and big time label interest. The Chamber Strings were Chicago’s Next Big Thing with a timeless sound, enigmatic front man, and a catalog of the catchiest songs this side of Chrissie Hynde.
As you might guess, things don’t go exactly as planned for Junior and what started months ago with a strange request for a ride back to Chicago from New Orleans ends with the reunited band and another Glorious Noise video feature directed by Whiskey Bender’s John Boston.
Part One of our three-part documentary details the formation of the band and the recording and release of their first album, Gospel Morning.
The Chamber Strings (Part 1 of 3)
If you’re in Chicago, try (and it might not be easy to get tickets) to catch the reunited Chamber Strings on Saturday, January 20 at the Double Door. The Chamber Strings on MySpace.