TLTalk is a new occasional series interviewing Chicagoans from all walks of life. In this first episode I’m talking with The Root Cause, a rock/acoustic/folk band based out of Chicago. Maximus Riske, Rick Flores, Rick Drehobl, and Drew Plunk talk about their relationship as band members and friends, how they use tumultuous experiences to create their music, and the responsibility they feel as musicians.
Listen to the show, which includes clips of music from their forthcoming album, and then catch them live tomorrow night at the “Queen of Angels & Friends “Facebook” Renunion Show” at Nite Cap Lounge. The singers of all three bands are alumni of the elementary school and are donating a portion of the proceeds to help them out.