Now comes the third announcement, as the Chosen Few Picnic 2015’s summer roster continues to come into sharp focus. Three vocalists (with a tantalizing “surprise guest” yet to come) join the DJs and this summer’s souled-up Woodstock in Jackson Park, and they are:
Evelyn “Champagne” King
One of the hardest working ladies from the disco era, King’s career is absolutely staggering, covering more than 40 years of work in the underground and dance realm. You’re probably more likely than not to hear a song that Evelyn had something to do with in the course of a 7 hour evening, and it’s as likely to be a recent collaboration with Miguel Migs as it is “Shame,” “I’m In Love” or “Love Come Down” or some other classic.
The cult favorite of the group! For fans of Coati Mundi and Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Cory has one of the most underrated discographies of all the disco soldiers, including “Hard Times,” “Sour and Sweet” and of course 1976’s “Cherchez La Femme.”
Stephanie, Evelyn and Cory are joining special guest DJs Louie Vega and Kenny Dope (Masters at Work), Derrick Carter, Stan Zeff, Greg Gray and Keith Fobs with the Chosen Few DJs: Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn. The Chosen Few Picnic 2015 is July 4th at Jackson Park; tickets go on sale in April via chosenfewdjs.com.