Live Wholly Tour // Chicago
As we know, if an event involves food and music... I'm THERE. Especially if it involves copious amounts of delicious Wholly Guacamole and LIVE music... well... I'm there with bells on. Plus, little else excites me more than being able to judge a live music competition; not only because I love to know the fate of the musicians is in my hands, but also because it feels so great to be a part of something where you can see true talent being rewarded.
Last week, this true talent was on display when Wholly Guacamole hosted a Live Wholly Tour open mic night at the Elbo Room in search of America’s most authentic talent. The judging panel had to decide upon a winner out of 12 unique musicians. It was a very tough job, but gladly I got to do it. All while downing a ton of guacamole. A boisterous crowd along with the judges witnessed the performers play 2 songs each; most were originals, some were humorous, some were deep and melodic, all were captivating.
One act stood out however. Mack and Mark stole the show with their 2 songs. Mack rocked out on acoustic guitar and his strong accompanying vocals, while Mark kept the beat on Cajon. See the video below of my interview with them and do NOT forget to vote for them on August 19th right here!! Let's not forget that Mack and Mark won the night AND $500 and now they have the chance to win $10,000 AND open up for a national act at the Live Wholly Festival in Salt Lake City! Let's make sure our Chicago boys get as far as they can go!!