Southport Records Presents Rich Cantú!
Jan 05, 2013 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: RICH CANTÚ - Saturday, January 5 ! ! !
Southport Records Presents an Ongoing Series at Katerina's:
The First Saturday of Every Month! 6:30 - 9:00 PM
With Label Partners/Presenters:
Bradley Parker-Sparrow - piano / Joanie Pallatto - voice
Rich Cantú - Señor Cantú
Rich Cantú. One voice - one guitar… A perfect balance.
"On a warm Tuesday evening on Southport Avenue in Chicago, a voice resonated from the open front dining area of a restaurant called Coobah. Turning into the bar, a slender man was playing electric guitar in the corner, next to a large amp that boasted the setting 96. The broad tenor voice and lush chords fell into the evening air. This was such a profound discovery, just 2 blocks south of Southport Records. The voice was lush and real. Many of the songs, in both English and Spanish, were Cantú originals. Of Polish and Mexican descent, Cantú has mastered the art of the romantic ballad, via Chicago, and the world."
…excerpt from liner notes, by b. p. sparrow
Rich Cantú - Voice and Acoustic Guitar
Rich Cantú is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago who has been performing for over 20 years. Southport Records released the debut solo CD Rich Cantú - "Señor Cantú" in 2011. "Señor Cantú" is a studio recording, boasting 12 original compositions (in either Spanish or English) and one classic ("El Jinete.") Cantu weaves a spell with his stories and songs, complete with his 'one man band' of vocals, whistling, mouth clicks, percussive foot taps and guitar.
Playing guitar, bass, piano and a variety of other instruments, he has performed at many venues in the Midwest. From the Congress Theatre to the Riviera, Rich has sung with numerous bands and mariachis as well as delighted audiences with his powerful voice and mastery of the guitar as a solo artist. He has performed on such shows as "Despierta America" as well as having a series of solo specials on local Chicago cable dedicated to his solo work. With accolades for being the best Spanish rock band in Chicago, Cantú continues to lead the group "Antenna the Band." Writing music and putting his own twist on all the classic music written over the years is his passion. "Enjoy every song you play" is his motto. Hope you agree and enjoy as well.
1920 W. Irving Park Road
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