Lost Tape 1: Chris Mills Goes Wall to Wall with Tony Sarabia | WBEZ
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Lost Tape 1: Chris Mills Goes Wall to Wall with Tony Sarabia

Chicago's rich music scene gets its regular influx of outsiders relocating here which, ultimately, helps to make it even stronger, and more vital. However, we also lose our fair share of musicians to other cities. That was the idea behind an expatriate series we started putting together in 2005. After all, our motto here on Eight Forty-Eight is "Once a Chicago musician, always a Chicago musician.” But the series never made it to air, and left on the shelf was a terrific conversation WBEZ's Tony Sarabia had with onetime Chicagoan, musician Chris Mills. Mills moved to New York in the early 2000s, but when it came time to record his 2005 album, The Wall to Wall Sessions, he turned to familiar faces back here in Chicago. Around that time, Mills and bandmate Fred Lonberg-Holm came to our studios. They began with a performance of this song, “In the Time of Cholera.”

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