At just 23 years old -- Tom Schraeder put journalism on hold when he was booked off of his demos to play at Lollapalooza in 2007. His performance garnered critical acclaim, which resulted in years of Schraeder touring as a full-time musician. After playing festivals such as CMJ, SXSW, and Portland Folk Festival -- Schraeder began networking in the music industry; leading to him curating a 30-day Free "arts and culture" festival titled Chicago, I love you in 2012. The festival has since evolved into a 10-day city-wide festival as the cities first "free week." Besides Schraeder's background in the music industry, he's collaborated with Bailout pictures on their short-film, 92 Tales, which was screened at CMJ, SXSW and various festivals. After years of being in the music and film industry - Schraeder has found himself wanting to go back to his original passion - journalism. This time only with the intentions of one day interviewing Michael Jordan.