L-W Central Grads Recording Country Music Album
The Makena Hartlin Band is playing this month at the Congress Theater this month.
Two Lincoln-Way Central High School graduates have joined forces to bring their own flavor of country music to the stage. Dave Skala does his magic both on stage and from his Orland Park recording studio, while Makena Hartlin belts out a melody that makes her music something special in a kind of raspy way.
Hartlin lends not only her talent but also her name to the band. The Makena Hartland Band—she's the lead singer and Skala plays drums—features a few other multitalented musicians as well. After only four months together, they're in sync on the style of songs that speaks to the soul. It's just that magic that appeals to Skala, who's also working as the producer from a studio he's named McWoah's Productions.
Makena Hartlin Band has already cut a virtual storehouse of songs, which makes it painfully hard to decide which songs to include on their upcoming debut album. For more details about the album and background information on the band, turn to the story in the New Lenox Patriot.
The band is scheduled to appear as a backup performance Feb. 23 at the Congress Theater in Chicago.
Watch the band's video for a preview. Tell us in the comments how you feel about it.
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