Chicago are back with a new holiday album, Chicago Christmas, which yes, if you’re counting, is their fourth time singing the holly-jollies. Co-founder Lee Loughnane calls up Kyle Meredith to discuss what brought them back to the X-mas format, making an album of holiday originals, and the stories behind several of the songs. Loughnane also discusses producing the record while touring, their current lineup’s ability to find that classic Chicago sound, and what to expect from the upcoming 2020 with Rick Springfield.
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Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.