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CALEB RYAN MARTIN w/ John McDonough

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


Caleb Ryan Martin has, according to one reviewer, "a high lonesome voice and rhythm that can at times invoke a lonesome ramblin' man sound, a voice that will haunt you with some type of mysterious mountain holler sound, like a banshee singing in the nether woods." Caleb Ryan Martin, an acoustic bluegrass, folk and roots musician hailing from the hills of Fayetteville, AR. Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Caleb has traveled and played music all across the Midwest and Gulf Coast region, singing with expressive vocals, playing guitar, and picking the banjo providing people with melodic medicine. Caleb currently averages between 150 - 200 shows a year, with no sign of slowing down.


John McDonough is a singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas whose shows span five decades of hits combined with unique originals. 

John's acoustic guitar work, passionate vocals, and personal lyrics result in a modern singer/songwriter/pop sound rarely heard. John has been touring the country in support of his current CD "Surrounding Colors." With his single "The Place Where I Belong," he hit number one on the Indie World Country Record Report. He has drawn comparisons to Elton John and Harry Chapin for his vocal style and abilities, while Austin radio host Stephen Rice has compared John's emotional storytelling to the songwriting styles of James Blunt and Damien Rice.