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KEN MARKOVIC w/ Drew Neely & the Heroes, Kaitlynn Danae and Jenny Franck

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)


Ken Markovic is a singer-songwriter and social worker from Chicago, IL. Ken works with K-12 students in Chicago Public Schools, using music as a therapeutic device and tool for self-expression and discovery. Ken’s music was recently aired on Folk Union in Chelmsford, England. In 2016, he was featured in Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent’s Top Ten. Shortly after, he moved to Nashville for 7 months, where he recorded with Lower Broadway Records. In August of 2017, Ken joined Drew Neely (of Drew Neely and The Heroes) at Thrifty Records. Together with Drew, Violinist Dan Fearn, and Grammy Nominated artist Jenny Franck, they formed the group, “KenMarkovic and the New Poets.” The band has two singles out, “Waves” and “Wild Things,” which can be found i-Tunes, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, and most digital distributors. Ken’s songs weave intricate stories, rich with moral struggle, passion, heroism, Taoism, and non-duality.


Drew Neely & the Heroes are a band from Chicago, Illinois.


Singer-songwriter Kaitlynn Danae is a Chicago-based artist drawing influences from artists such as Bright Eyes, Noah Gundersen, and The Cranberries. Intense emotion and awareness are the base of her songs about life, love, and heartache. Accompanied with rhythmic and ethereal melodies, she provides an easily accessible gateway to seek a great perhaps.


With an ever growing passion for freedom of self-expression, Jenny Franck is a rising star in an industry otherwise geared towards artist manufacturing.  Her love of rhythm first begin with poetic, lyrical influences ranging from authors like Theodor Seuss Geisel & Shel Silverstein; Edgar Allen Poe to Sylvia Plath; Hunter S Thompson to Leonard Cohen.  Her love for writing music started with the piano, evolving to guitar. Her signature sound is heavy, with a twist of grunge and a voice that captures the soul. Her inspirations have influenced her direction. They are rooted from artists like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Elliott Smith, and Alice in Chains. Her evolution has been personal, musical, and spiritual, in developing her writing along with her collaborative efforts. The passion you hear through her music is done like no other, delivering her life’s events and emotions with such intelligence and grace. She says it in style each and every time through some of the best grunge/punk/rock music on the planet.