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Sean Ryan, Josey, Leah Jean

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


Singer/songwriter Sean Ryan has been performing all over the US & Europe for the past sixteen years.

Coming from a long line of musicians beginning with his grandfather who performed with the Las Vegas "Rat Pack" during their height, he was taught the drums by his father at the age of eleven and started playing professionally within the same year. After seven years performing with his father and brother, Sean Ryan left to pursue his own solo project. In 2016, Sean Ryan opened up for well-known national act Anderson East at the Folktale Winery hosted by KRML 102.1FM in Carmel, CA. The event was sold out and was hailed as one of the best shows seen in the Bay Area in recent years. In 2017, he opened for talented folk artist Lissie to a sold out audience and toured Europe for a 11-City Tour.   

MERCY, the newest EP from Sean Ryan, expands on his background of drums & feel-good music with electric guitar and fueled with passion. A month-long European MERCY Tour is set for September 2018 across four countries. 

With a sultry voice that radiates intensity and passion, this unconventional artist incorporates his everyday struggles and triumphs in his life into his music and does not plan to stop anytime soon.


Josey is a diverse and dynamic soul singer songwriter from Houston, Texas. She is currently based in Nashville and just graduated with a bachelor of music degree from Columbia College Chicago in May 2017. She sings to express not impress, Josey hopes to use her music to change others for the best and be that light in the dark times. She strives to create unique balance of soul, pop and alternative r&b. Josey sings to express, not impress. With her eclectic sound she pulls inspiration from Indie Arie, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, P!nk, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Adele. With her telling lyrics and soaring vocals, Josey is creating her own path within music.


On a regular day, you can find Leah Jean penning a heartfelt lyric, humming an infectious melody, or letting her fingers find the guitar riff that will inspire a sumptuous song. Adorned with honest lyrics that hit close to home, Leah Jean's music resonates and stays with you far beyond the final note. Haunting vocals and harmonies soar over moody backdrops colored with undertones of bluesy jazz, folk, and soul.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Leah Jean brings a humble persona and fresh perspective to the Chicago music scene. She has performed at various Chicago events venues including TEDx Columbia College, Uncommon Ground, Beat Kitchen, The Fox Hole, Elbo Room, Stellar Wine Company, and The Gala.


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