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Project Free


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"5 Song Demo Review"

Nashville is country music’s mecca for aspiring artists and writers, but occasionally you have to dig outside of these city limits to find a unique brand of solid songwriting. Free Pitts and Karen McNamara are both part of the Chicago based group Project Free where a majority of their live set is based on playing covers, but with a focus on their songwriting they have now delivered their debut, 5-song demo. “City Limits,” instantly presents their male/female harmony vocal as they display a touching lyric about leaving where you are and the things that you have to leave behind when you go like your friends and the one you love. Free’s lead vocals take center stage as you dive forward into the EP on the very well-crafted “If You Only Knew,” which allows him to showcase his outstanding delivery as he passionately sings about trying to make someone understand how much you love them even though things didn’t work out; A similar theme that continues with the EP’s closing cut “Already Gone.” But Double Shot knows how to have fun too as they show on “All You Crazy Women” and “Monday Night Miller Light,” a duet that contains a lyric about having a one-night stand with a twist that you don’t see coming in the final part of the song. Demos come across our desks on a daily basis with some really standing out above others and this is one that does. The song selection has allowed their best qualities as writers and singers to stand out showcasing every aspect of what they bring to the table perfectly leaving you wanting to hear more from this new writing team. - Todays Country Magazine


Single "City Limits" currently in rotation on

6 Song EP to be released March,2010



Free Pitts, Karen McNamara, Scott Bond A three-part songwriting and performance powerhouse with a fresh new sound Five piece full band also available Contact Free Pitts, 630-677-0409,
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Once upon a time, a singer-songwriter from Oklahoma with a big voice and a big heart ventured to the big city of Chicago to try his luck in the music business. To help make ends meet, he took a job at a guitar shop that just happened to be owned by a wizard of a songwriter, arranger, producer and guitarist. The two quickly became fast friends and frequent collaborators. Soon there after, that Oklahoman joined a country cover band where he met a songbird whose voice complemented his in a way that turned heads and broke hearts. He quickly introduced the songbird to the guitar whiz, and soon the three of them realized that their combined forces were capable of producing something very powerful indeed. That something is Project Free, and the whole of these three songwriters is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Project Free demo recordings are making waves thanks both to the surprising freshness and sophistication of the songs, which quickly etch themselves into the ear, and to the quality of the performances and arrangements, which combine a country soul with a captivating edge of pure polished rock. Given the pedigrees of the talent involved, however, their success comes as little surprise:

FREE PITTS (the Okie) was born and raised in Oklahoma, grandson of Country/Gospel artist Luther Kennedy. A lifelong musician with an enduring love of country music, Free’s extraordinary voice, ear for melody, and ability to make the listener laugh or cry with equal intensity have made him a sought after talent and allowed him to hone his craft through many years of writing and performing with a variety of bands and as a solo artist.

SCOTT BOND (the Wizard) toured and recorded extensively with various rock bands for over ten years before opening his guitar shop, Fat Cat Guitars, in 2004. His excellence in this capacity as a player and technician quickly led to increased exposure for his own musical talents, and it wasn’t long before he garnered recognition for his songwriting, production work and unique ear for melody and harmony. Soon Scott was regularly producing finished recordings of surprising depth for a variety of artists, including Project Free.

KAREN MCNAMARA (the Songbird) brings a woman’s sultry touch to the songs and the sound of Project Free. Deeply rooted in the blues, Karen came to country music through a series of left turns that eventually led her to five years on the road with Billy Childers. This pairing culminated in a performance at Soldiers Field in Chicago opening for Kenny Chesney. Her smoky voice provides the vocal yin to Free’s yang, and her songwriting insight and emotional intelligence infuse the music with nuance and meaning. While the core of Project Free is a three-person songwriting collective, a full five-piece performance band is also available, featuring Chicagoans Jim Morley on bass and Eric Olson on drums. Inquiries may be directed to Free Pitts, 630-677-0409.