Welcome Lee Loughnane:

We’re joined on the Starline by a trumpeter, flugelhorn player, singer, songwriter and one of the founding members of the Chicago, releasing their 38th record “Born for this Moment”. We welcome Lee Loughnane.

Lee, AG let’s go Beyond the Mic. Your parents wanted you to have a real career. You ready to give it all up and be a janitor again, or you happy with still playing?

How has music touched your soul?

How did Ross & the Majestics prepare you for playing with Chicago?

Why was the pandemic good for creativity?

You were part of a big trumpet group who jumped onto zoom and saluted health care workers. Why was that important to you?

How has “Born for this Moment” evolved especially since you did the horn section in your studio in Arizona?

The Rockin’ 8:

Lee, it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. What was your first horn and do you still have it?

2. Favorite Chicago tour stop of all time?

3. What do you like on pizza?

4. Favorite memory from DePaul University?

5. Best place growing up in Elmwood Park?

6. Who is your favorite Bee Gee?

7. If you couldn’t be in a band anymore, what would you want to do?

8. When did you meet your best friend?

One Big Question:

Which of the songs on “Born for This Moment” touches you like no other song on the album?

What do you have to say to your fans after all these years?

You’re peacemaker of the band how has your family fought , came back together after all these years?

The Wrap:

He’s the crybaby of the band, played around the railroad tracks growing up. You might see him in a cab in the future. Chicago’s “Born for This Moment” is available. Lee Loughnane thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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