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RAINBOW STAR w/ Olivia Ports Band, Erin Rachelle Duguay - 7pm | $10

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


"My daddy named little Pine Valley Drive..." So begins the song 'Berea,' and the story of Rainbow Star’s sentimental hippie heart. Ever searching to return home, she set up camp in 2014 in the Kentucky hills that raised her. Rainbow has been performing since she could walk, and spends her evenings in the hills at her tiny house, swinging in the hammock and writing songs alongside her three cats, wild tufted tit mice and whippoorwills. Rainbow's debut album, "Music from the Rainbow Sparkle Palace: Volume I," the album, is available worldwide now.

Olivia Ports is an acoustic Singer/Songwriter from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. The Olivia Ports Band consists of Olivia Ports (singer-guitarist), David Kelly (drummer-vocalist), Chris Leonard (lead guitarist) and Petar Kecenovici (cello & piano). Olivia is an indie/alternative singer/songwriter with a touch of folky influence. Her passion is for writing music that not only expresses herself but touches others. She has been playing live shows in the Chicago area and the Midwest as a solo acoustic act, but now is thrilled to be collaborating with some of her best friends on a more extensive instrumentation of her work. Petar Kecenovici has toured worldwide with such notable artists as Andrea Bocelli, Sting and Dennis DeYoung (Styx), as well as with groups Cheap Trick, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, il Divo and many others. In his spare time Petar works with the Caring Arts Foundation, which provides arts-based programs to cancer patients in the Chicagoland area. Chris Leonard works full time as an audio engineer at Gremlen Studios in Aurora. He graduated from Chicago’s Tribeca Flashpoint College in 2013 with a degree in Audio Engineering/Sound Design followed by Music Theory/Composition at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, in 2014. He is a highly skilled and well-rehearsed guitarist, in both classical and modern domains. Chris’ passion lies in collaborating with artists to create new and exotic sounds and styles, helping their art come to life and grab the listener’s attention. Originally from the Chicagoland area, drummer-vocalist David Kelly has been playing drums for 25 years. He studied jazz performance at the University of North Texas and California Institute of the Arts. He played drums professionally in Los Angeles for 10 years. Dave toured for 5 years with The Drew Davis Band, a country band with a top 100 hit on the Billboard charts, opening for Hootie and the Blowfish on their final tour. The band also appeared on an episode of Gene Simmons Family Jewels in 2009. Dave also has a background in sound engineering. He currently lives in Chicago’s western suburbs.

Erin Rachelle Duguay is from Brunswick, Maine. Erin's passion for singing started with her participation in school musicals. With the support of her parents, she attended Midcoast School of Music in Portland, Maine where she focused on her vocal performance through voice lessons and a variety of ensembles. This training solidified her decision to pursue music as a career. Erin’s sound is influenced by Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Norah Jones. Erin studied Vocal Performance at McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, Minnesota. During this time she performed with High and Mighty, a corporate cover band located out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Erin also performed at Flow Fest 2018 in Puna, Hawaii. She is currently studying Vocal Performance in Chicago at Columbia College Chicago.