Keith Howland

For those of you who love music and had hopes of someday performing in front of thousands of screaming fans and touring the world, meet Keith Howland.  His path to the music business began with those very same dreams that eventually became his reality.  In the early 80’s when Keith attended James Madison University, he caught a Chicago concert on campus and it turned out to be one of the best performances he’s ever witnessed.  After the show, he remembers catching a glimpse of Chicago guitarist Chris Pinnick and thought to himself, “That’s the luckiest guy in the world.  I wish I could get a gig like that.”  His wish eventually came true, but not before paying his dues and working his way into the audition that eventually changed his entire career.  Here to tell us about this incredible journey to the band Chicago is Keith Howland. 

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Bill Meyers

Having studied classical organ at a young age, Bill Meyers thought of himself as a music snob.  While his friends were into Led Zeppelin and other rock artists, Bill was focusing on the works of Bach.  Bill honed his skills at the University of DePaul where he discovered a love for jazz, blues and R&B and started making his own music.  A demo he created landed in the hands of Gino Vannelli and the rest is history.  Bill joined Gino’s touring band, which eventually led him on his path in the music industry performing, producing, arranging and writing music for the likes of Madonna, Earth Wind and Fire, George Dukes, Boz Scaggs, Lou Rawls, David Foster, Natalie Cole, Sheila E, and many others.  Here to expand on his incredible career is Bill Meyers.

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