Whatismu is the vision of guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Lorrie Kountz. After 30 successful years of teaching, recording and performing with various projects, Lorrie found herself searching for a personal challenge, and created a hybrid of music that expresses the deepest of emotions--without words. Collaborating with guitarist Laura Jansons, they began experimenting with different instruments, sounds, and melodies recording their ideas in their home studio. Whatismu's demo attracted immediate attention from producers Lee and Jolee Popa, who proceeded to produce and engineer the project in Portland, Oregon. Their debut recording was released in May of 2015 on both vinyl and CD.

During the spring of 2016, Whatismu was back in the studio crafting new material. Recording their second CD release at Garden Apartment Studio in Chicago with producer/engineer John Esposito, 'Mara' is released September of 2016.

New Release MARA 2016: To Purchase, Click HERE

"As the music evolves, expands, contracts and doesn't let go, you will no doubt enjoy the experience".

Check out the Whatismu interview and live acoustic performance at Tom Lounge's Midwest Beat on Lake Shore Public Radio/NPR: Whatismu


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