Cole DeGenova grew up in a Chicago family packed with musicians and artists. In self-defense, he began playing piano at age four. After a childhood spent studying Classical, Pop, Jazz and Blues, DeGenova began his professional career at 15, which ultimately led to studies at Boston’s renowned Berklee School of Music. DeGenova founded the Peoples Republic, an AltSoul collective, and released a pair of well-received albums, 2009’s Just People Again and 2012’s Another Country. DeGenova’s latest release, The Radio Hero Mixtape, dropped earlier this year and featured the song “Hollywood Girl,” which was a finalist for this year’s American Songwriting Awards.
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