SOURCE: Graham Czach

Graham Czach

September 08, 2010 20:53 ET

Emerging Multi-Talented Rocker Graham Czach -- Nominated for The Deli Chicago's Artist of the Month -- Teams With Planned Parenthood of Illinois at the Official CD Release Party for His Indie Debut 'Lucid' Friday, October 15 at Martyrs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Graham Czach's wild creativity and unique versatile sound have earned the Windy City native a nomination for The Deli Chicago's Artist of the Month. Fans can vote online through September 15 by clicking http://chicago.thedelimagazine.com/snacks.

The socially conscious rocker (www.grahamczach.com) is also teaming up with Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) to celebrate the official release of his independent debut album Lucid on Friday, October 15 at Martyrs (3855 North Lincoln Ave.) in Chicago. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at www.martyrslive.com or at the door.

With a Chicago Music Award under his belt, the versatile singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will bring his modern and progressive rock sensibilities to life performing with the album's original band members: drummer Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), keyboardist Matt Nelson (Lupe Fiasco, Matthew Santos), guitarist Chris Siebold (Howard Levy, Kick the Cat) and bassist Graham Burris (Lupe Fiasco, Matthew Santos).

Czach -- whose album includes a powerful song about abortion rights titled "Choice" -- is donating a portion of sales generated from the event to PPIL. PPIL's 17 health centers throughout the state deliver comprehensive reproductive health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to more than 60,000 women, men, and teens each year.

In addition to Planned Parenthood of Illinois, a portion of the proceeds from Lucid is being donated to other non-profit organizations including Greenpeace, the American Cancer Society and the Art of Living Foundation.

As Lucid sheds light on these important social issues and more, Czach draws on a fascinating, diverse musical background -- which includes his work with Chicago Afrobeat Project -- to create musical landscapes as compelling as the lyrics. He was recently interviewed by Skope Magazine's editor Mike Friedman and by Lisa Smith of The Blend Magazine for their Take Action Party surrounding his earth-friendly messages.

Tapping into his childhood where Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were practically a religion, and later influences like Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta and Jimi Hendrix, he infuses hard rocking, sometimes unusually metered grooves to four (and more) part vocal harmonies, beautiful acoustic melodies and vibrant unfolding string arrangements.

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