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Gabe Lee, Apres Pompeii, Neil Dixon Smith, Scott Nadeau, Suri - 6PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (EDGEWATER) 1401 W Devon Ave Chicago, IL 60660 USA (map)


Gabe Lee. Tennessee writer, picker, and songster introducing country-ish soul tunes with folk and americana influence. Sure to be enjoyed by lovers of John Prine, CCR, and Gram Parsons.

Apres Pompeii is a project by Chicago-based, Pittsburgh native, Zachary Weiss. Weiss combines folk-influenced musicianship, poetic lyrics, and soaring melodies to create a dynamic and emotional journey with each album. Lead, the latest Apres Pompeii long playing release, is a bare-all examination of mental health and sexuality that is told through songs that are always moving and shifting beneath the surface.

Neil Dixon Smith performs music from across the solo guitar traditions of Latin America, stemming from a longtime apprenticeship with Chilean master Alfonso Chacon. In concert Smith weaves roots rhythms from Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Chile into a flow, swinging from romantic lyricism to hypnotic trance to ecstatic dance music.

Scott Nadeau is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Currently, he is the lead vocalist and bassist of Chicago rock group The Million Reasons. In February 2017, TMR released their self-recorded 6-song debut EP, The Runaround, and in 2018 they released two more singles, "Dizzy" and "Battle Of Sound" to local acclaim. Scott is also one half of a Soul/R&B/Blues duo with singer Elisa Latrice, for which Scott is the guitarist and backup vocalist. In August of 2017, they released their collaborative EP titled "Two The Moon." Both projects are active on the Chicago music scene actively playing shows and writing new music. As a young musician, Scott has played a variety of different styles of rock and pop music with bands throughout the Midwest. Notably, he was a singer and guitarist in Grand Rapids rock band Tribune from 2007-2011. He has also had a storied solo music career, releasing four EPs, a full length album, and appearances on two releases for AEMMP Records during his college career. Scott also has experience working with jazz and classical music genres. With Scott's main focuses now being on The Million Reasons and Two The Moon (with Elisa Latrice), he has decided to devote his songwriting efforts to those projects, and will be releasing solo material more infrequently, but relishes every opportunity to jump on stage and rock the crowd!

It started in an airplane from Kunming, China to Hong Kong. Suri was deciding whether she wanted to take a piano teaching job away from Chicago, where she was born and raised. As fears of failure, and worries about her insecurities rose to the surface mid-flight, she knew she couldn't make a choice at that very moment, but she knew one thing for sure, and that was to write a song. Between the yes and No, she had to write the song. Suri is still connected to her classical music roots, but has performed as a Jazz singer and as a folk/pop artist. She’s recently teamed up with producer, mixer Taylor K. Phipps for her latest project “As I Am”. The EP is a fusion of Suri’s sweet vocals, poetic lyrics, and piano themes with the electric, synth feel. Suri's first melodies emerged from uncomfortable times whether she was struggling with her indecisiveness, going through a heartbreak, or when she was on a plane moving half-way across the world. She may not know your story, but she hopes you will find that hers resonants with yours.