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ANNA P.S. w/ Dave Ashdown and Longway Neptune

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Anna p.s.

Dave Ashdown

Longway Neptune



Indie folk musician Anna p.s. conveys a sense of weariness throughout her simple but resonant songs, but it’s a weariness that keeps a blanket of hope tucked up under its chin, even as the rain keeps falling outside the windows. Grace always lurks around the corner on tunes that layer delicate vulnerability over the hearty stock of this songwriter’s spirit. With technical acumen acquired during an early career as an audio engineer and a humble but confident stage presence groomed as a founding member of indie roots rock band Shiny Shiny Black, Anna stepped out as a solo musician in 2014. She’s been on the road intermittently ever since, and her debut LP Umbrella released in July 2016, showcasing her signature sonic blend of melancholy, hope, and resilience.


Chicago indie-rock stalwart Dave Ashdown is a guitarist in Waiting for Henry, working on their third release to be produced by Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, Bash 'N Pop and Guns 'N Roses fame. Dave's rock lineage includes the prolific brothers Braam, 90's DYIs Boom Hank, the folky Billhouse, power trio Rollover and a solo disc as 'Dashdown'; Rock & Roll Vacation. Waiting For Henry's most recent release, the Mitch Easter produced Town Called Patience, features several earthy Ashdown rockers: "Added to their REM-like alt-rock mix is Chicago based drummer/guitarist/vocalist Dave Ashdown. His no nonsense 'tude brought them some serious Midwestern rock and roll sensibilities" - HuffingtonPost


Wendy and JP, the duo of Longway Neptune, first came together as the Pickens’ Family Band, an eclectic cover band with a catalog that ranged from Frank Zappa to  Patsy Cline. JP, former guitarist of Karmageddon-- a band best described as Ween meets Black Sabbath-- and Wendy, a classically trained violinist and singer,  are now writing music that reflects the distances and big space of their joint musical history. With little interest in meeting expectations of genre, Longway Neptune is dedicated to making music that sounds cool, feels interesting, and is fun to play.  


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