That's right! During the month of April 2013, Ami Saraiya & the Outcome grace the WBEZ 91.5 FM (Chicago NPR satellite) airwaves as the inaugural Monday Residency band. Hear them play instrumentals between news stories and also a few full songs each week - some that they've never played before live or elsewhere. Listen to sessions below
Last month we recorded a live session at the famous Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, IL including our new tune, "Help Me." Listen to the Daytrotter Session
your name in the video credits, personalized t-shirts, a serenade from yours truly, a song written just for you, a stop animation video for you, and more.
ore information about the project including a sneak peak of the animation artwork and to see rewards for gifts, go to this link: http://3arts.org/projects/
A sample of some of the animation artwork (by Cassandra Mazur):
Thank you so much for all of your support! We truly appreciate it.
Ami Saraiya has been named as one of the 12 recipients of the 3Arts award for 2011!! Check out Ami's profile/video here: Ami Saraiya. Many great things to come with the award. Driven by the belief that the vitality and creative spirit of Chicago is reliant upon a diverse spectrum of artistic voices, 3Arts advocates for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts. Through the program, twelve artists receive a large cash reward to put to use according to their individual needs and priorities—no strings attached.
Ami & The Outcome are in the process of booking their eastern and southeastern Tours for the fall/winter 2011. Full U.S. tour with the realease of their new upcoming album in spring 2012
If you'd like Ami Saraiya & The Outcome to play at your venue, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, it's finally true - Ami Saraiya & The Outcome's EP release is set for March 10th, 2011 at Schubas. We've been working hard with our friends at Maestro-matic studios and are in the process of mixing. (Press contact for EP release: JP at Little Priest PR / email@example.com
Full album set to be released Summer/Fall 2011.
It's official! Just signed a national radio promotion deal with the fabulous Team Clermont. So you should be hearing alot more tunes from "Archaeologist" on the airwaves starting August and September 2010!!
The good folks at Team Clermont have worked hard at promoting some fabulous indie artists like Ane Brun, Larkin Grimm, and the Heligoats (just to name a few of my favorites). I'm honored to be joining their roster.
April 30. Chicago for the People Concert & CD Release
On a blistering winter morning Ami Saraiya and Anna Soltys, two local singer-songwriters, visited a Northwest side street corner where hundreds of immigrant workers seek employment as day laborers for contractors who arrive and negotiate from their trucks. From the experience of meeting with workers from Ecuador, Honduras, Poland, and Eastern Europe, the singers wrote the new single, Sweet Chariot, to be released April 30th. (see Chicago Sun-times Article by David Hoekstra 'That's the Sound of Working' about the project)
LIsten to the "Sweet Chariot" on music page or here
The visit and song are part of a larger cultural project of bringing together artists and musicians with community organizations striving for better conditions under the banner “Chicago for the People.” Local bands such as Judson Claiborne, Rebel Diaz, Detholz, Mucca Pazza and others donate tracks for a CD whose sales will raise funds for grassroots groups to attend the US Social Forum in Detroit this June.
“The forum for us is an opportunity to gather with others who live on the margins and place ourselves at the center. We have to stop letting others speak for us and speak for ourselves. We are in the struggle because we are the struggle, its up to us,” explains analía rodriguez who’s organizing a delegation from Little Village and Pilsen. “Through combining cultural work and organizing, we’re building a movement. We want to take the city that works and make it the city that works for everyone,” B. Loewe, Social Forum organizer, states.
What: Chicago for the People Concert & CD Release: Performances by Bagwis, Black Bear Combo, and Los Vicios de Papa
Where: Logan Square Audtorium. 2539 N. Kedzie
When: April 30th 8:00pm to 2:00am
*Ticket Give-aways available for radio stations promoting the event
Tickets may be purchased at http://bit.ly/chgoppl. Buy the CD ½ price with advanced purchase of ticket.
CD Baby, the largest online distributor of independent music, names Ami Saraiya and her acclaimed debut album Archaeologist as “10 to watch in 2010.” Music editors select artists that stand out from the pack as an exciting way to share great new music. The title track from the album is currently featured in CD Baby Folk Podcast, (http://www.cdbaby.com/Playlist/314) streaming tracks from the best folk & folk-related music.
"With a sound that’s equal parts Feist, Billie Holiday, post-modern folk, Rufus Wainwright, and 60‘s pop, this album is wildly delightful and full of surprises. With a strong and nuanced voice, Saraiya is able to bring emotion and personality to every phrase, even when the lyrics involve time machines, judgment day, or kisses. Its warm production is heightened by layers of delicate aural pleasures, like subtle background vocals, surf guitars, or ethereal violins or pedal steel guitar. It's all very beautiful, well-crafted, and excellently mixed. Good stuff all around," declares CD Baby.com.
New Ami & The Outcome T-shirts now available for sale online! Available in men's and women's S, M, L, or XL. Click on t-shirt image to purchase.
7" vinyl EP "Purging" (2011) available at shows only!