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Win 'Strike The Mics' from Vintage Blue on CD!

Chicago-based five-piece rock band Vintage Blue has just released its debut full-length record, Strike the Mics, this past Valentine's Day, 2012.

For the Strike the Mics sessions, Vintage Blue enlisted grammy-nominated producer Jamie Candiloro (The Eagles, Luscious Jackson, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams), who not only ensured a sparkling, 13-track-strong sonic result, but also drove the band to write their most concise, structurally impactful songs to date.

Drawing on the various musical backgrounds of the members and under Candiloro's direction, the new album features elements of rock, folk, ska and the blues.

One of the key factors underlying Vintage Blue’s strengths as an original rock act is the dual writing tandem of Bassett and singer/guitarist Ryan Tibbs, who each pen and sing their own respective material. Both recently single after long-term relationships, Bassett and Tibbs admit that affairs of the heart dominate much of their lyrical content, with a range of emotions from blissful to vitriolic.

Bassett’s “Speak,” the first track that will be released from the forthcoming album, plumbs the idea of recognizing love and not quite being able to get it, while “Just Breathe,” another Bassett-penned track, reminds listeners of the importance of letting things fall into place: stepping back, taking a breath, and trusting that things will work. Tibbs’ “What Lies” is based on the idea of two people who don’t really know each other, yet who are swept up in a beautiful place for a very short period of time.

If you would like to win a copy of this fantastic new CD, just answer this question about the band: Vintage Blue includes drummer Will Crowden, who is the grandson of the founder and former owner of ... what musical nugget of history?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before April 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: VINTAGE BLUE CDs to:

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