Some people sing in the shower, others reserve their lungs for a great concert, but not Aly Jados. This amazing Chicago songstress took her pipes all the way to "American Idol" and "The Voice" — and she's not stopping there. With a motto of "imperfection is perfection
," Jados keeps her music fresh by writing songs that are decidedly different from one another. A one trick pony, she is not.
So, to see where she jams out on her 1979 all-black Fender Stratocastor, we toured her Chicago studio
— and maybe, asked her to strike a chord or two. With a new album in the works and musical performances on the calendar, one thing's for certain: This gal sure knows how to sing for her supper.
Photographed by Jennifer Avello