VIC RUGGIERO of THE SLACKERS
Vic Ruggiero, Singer and Songwriter from New York, front man of The Slackers.
Chris Murray is a unique force on today’s music scene. He earned a strong reputation as a dynamic performer and gifted songwriter armed only with an acoustic guitar. Life has led Chris down a musical path to the very roots of reggae music. From trading songs on acoustic guitar and singing, to jamming and recording, Chris has served his apprenticeship with the finest musicians associated with the genre. He has collaborated with countless talented musicians from around the globe, and his journeys have taken him throughout the world being inspired and inspiring people’s lives.
MIKEY CLASSIC & HIS LONESOME SPUR
Singer/Songwriter for The Goddamn Gallows solo Project, Stripped down Roots Punk
DJ CHUCK WREN (Jump Up Records)
DJ Chuck Wren has hosted the ska radio show “Everything Off-Beat” across the Chicago dial since 1989, currently airing Sundays at 9 PM on WLUW-FM 88.7. Since 1993, his label JUMP UP RECORDS ( www.jumpuprecords.com ) has released over 100 albums including ones by local faves Deal’s Gone Bad, The Drastics, and Green Room Rockers. His monthly night at Delialh’s is Chicago’s longest running ska/reggae night at 18 years, and when he spins you see piles of piles of original Jamaican 45s sprawled all over the place.