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The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. Created in 2010, The First Time pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four (Gerald Dowd, Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis and Scott Stevenson.
The band is made up of members from Power Pop sensation Frisbie and takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.
Jenn Sodini grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from college in Amherst, MA, though she has lived in the heart of Wicker Park for many years since. She made her Chicago stage debut at Martyrs' with a Moth StorySLAM win, and is proud to host and co-produce The First Time there. She splits her time between consulting work, pinball, CHIRP Radio and telling tales around town, sometimes in public.