“Adam Gottlieb & OneLove are amazing musicians individually, who as folks with a purpose, have created an incredible band that inspires and hugs us, and brings us to our feet to dance and sing along in their/our revolution.”
- Linda Boyle, singer-songwriter, activist, historian
Adam Gottlieb & OneLove
Adam Gottlieb & OneLove are a Chicago-based Fusion band serving songs for the revolution. They are ordinary working people fighting for survival, peace, and justice with upbeat music that blends Reggae, Blues, Folk, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop, Latin, Ska, and more. The group brings together members from a wide range of backgrounds united in the cause of making music for the movement. By combining sharp and timely original material with intentional adaptations and cover songs that root the band in a long history of struggle, OneLove helps us to bring into focus a vision of a world of universal justice. The eclectic yet cohesive musical repertoire offers something for everyone in the band’s effort to unite people around the movement for that new world.
Their first full album “All of You” was nominated for the Best Local Album of 2020 in the Chicago Reader. The band has played at South by Southwest Music Festival at the AEMMP Records Hip Hop showcase, “A Little Taste of the Chi.” In its first year (2015) the group won first prize at the Pride North talent contest, and since then has played classic Chicago stages such as Schubas, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, Martyrs, etc; as well as local music festivals such as Glenwood Arts and Southport Arts; and hosted a monthly residency at the legendary Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park during the venue’s last year of operation in 2018. They have opened for notable artists such as Mike Love, Dustin Thomas, and Tasha.
The band’s latest release was an Acoustic Reggae single (2022), “Roll it Up: The First Joint After the Revolution.” In 2017 they released an EP (“Cicada Season”) and a single (“Chi Xmas”), and in 2020 released an LP ("All of You") and another single ("Which Side Are You On? / Eyes on the Prize (2020)"). They have released 4 music videos.
Played multiple shows at SXSW 2022, including the AEMMP Records Hip Hop Showcase "A Lil Taste of the Chi III"
First LP "All of You" (2020) nominated for Best Local Album of the Year by Chicago Reader
Opened for Dustin Thomas on "Welcome to the North" Tour at Tonic Room on 11/30/17
Played a Chicago Music Guide Lollapalooza After Party at HI-Chicago Hostel on 8/4/17
Played an after party for Nahko at Reggie's Music Joint 6/15/16
Opened for Reggae Artist Mike Love twice (Subterranean on 9/11/15 and Schuba's Tavern on 5/14/16)
Won $1000 Grand Prize of 2015 Pride Idol Chicago Talent Contest in June 2015
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