Leslie Hunt, RoSfest 2011
Chicago, Illinois, United States
District 97 is an American progressive rock band formed in 2006 in Chicago.
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The first incarnation of the band, formed in Autumn 2006, consisted of Jonathan Schang (drums), Rob Clearfield (keyboards), Patrick Mulcahy (bass), and Sam Krahn (guitars). The band played instrumental rock until American Idol finalist Leslie Hunt joined as a vocalist. Cellist Katinka Kleijn joined next, and then Jim Tashjian, who replaced Krahn on guitar when the latter opted out.
The band signed with Laser Edge Records in May 2010, and released their debut album Hybrid Child that same year.
In 2012 District 97 published their second album Trouble With Machines; progressive veteran John Wetton (formerly in King Crimson, Asia, UK) contributed vocals to the album, and in 2013 toured Europe and the United States with the band. Performances from that tour (including covers of King Crimson songs) were published in the 2014 live album One More Red Night.
In 2015, District 97 published In Vaults.
Hybrid Child (2010)
Trouble with Machines (2012)
In Vaults (2015)
Live at CalProg (2010)
One More Red Night: Live In Chicago (2014) (With John Wetton)
^ a b District 97 at ProgArchives
^ Live at CalProg at ProgAchives