Johanna Chase livens up Afternoon Blend

By Kara Vaporean

Folk singer Johanna Chase of the Denouement brings her acoustic
set to Afternoon Blend today at noon.

Last month, Chase was a featured finalist at the Cal Poly Music
and Entertainment Industry Student Association battle of the

“I was privileged to be a finalist,” said Chase. “All the other
bands were really good.”

Chase began her music career in the fifth grade with drummer
Robbie Delong.

Residing in Downtown Los Angeles, Chase experiences many
political situations that inspire her music.

“Political stuff really creates good music,” said Chase

The black and white of the LA Police Department, gangs and
issues such as women rights strongly impact her songwriting.

“[They all] really piss me off,” said Chase. “I have a lot of
angry music.”

Although Chase has not toured in almost a year, she is in the
process of building a studio in her LA home. When she is finished,
she plans to record an album.

She is currently working on the Shift Artists’ Collective album
with six other musicians and artists.

“It’s a buzz machine,” she said. “Every artist represents one

Her latest album “Azusa” was titled after challenging
experiences while attending Azusa Pacific University.

She was stuck between religion and homosexuality, and the best
way to express herself was through songwriting.

“The album was [an] overview of all the issues and collective
ideas [at Azusa],” said Chase.

When Chase is not performing an acoustic set, she can be found
performing with band members Robbie Delong, Matt Starcher and Matt

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