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IAN FITZGERALD w/ Eric Peter Schwartz and Eric Dinse - 7PM | $10

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


Hailed as "the songwriter's songwriter" by the Newport Folk Festival, Ian Fitzgerald has been criss-crossing the country over the past several years performing his original songs at festivals, theatres, barrooms, and living rooms. Based in New England, Ian performs primarily as a solo act. Ian's first attempts at songwriting coincided with a deepening appreciation of early folk music, which helped establish the path he would follow with his own work. After three albums in quick succession, Ian evaluated what he'd learned about the songwriting and record-making processes and applied those lessons to his two most recent albums, No Time To Be Tender and You Won't Even Know I'm Gone. The result has been a growing recognition of Ian's work and songwriting ability, including a full touring schedule that has seen him perform in 39 states over the past two years; multiple performances at the Newport Folk Festival; and shows opened for Iris DeMent, Joan Shelley, Twisted Pine, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves, and many more. Ian is currently writing the material for his next release, with plans to begin recording in late 2018.