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Jordan Depaul w/ Dela Kay - 7PM | $10

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


BASED OUT OF NASHVILLE, TN... JORDAN DEPAUL IS A POP ARTIST WHO CONTINUES TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GENRE. BLENDING HIS LYRICAL HONESTY WITH HIS MELODIC POP SENSIBILITY, HIS SONGS WILL MOVE YOU IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. DePaul had plans to move to Nashville in 2009, right after the passing of his father, but didn't make the move until 2013. "The first couple of months in Nashville were tough," exclaims DePaul, reminiscing back to the nights he would play anywhere he could. "No one knew who I was, and I didn't know anyone, so if I could play one song at 2am, I would." DePaul recalls that being where things began to snowball. But it wasn't until his 2016 release, "Forces," that he began garnering some real attention. "Brighter Shade of Blue," the most popular single from the EP in terms of streaming, has racked upwards of 3,500,000 plays on Spotify. Since his last release, Jordan has been focusing on what he describes as "working on what I want to give to people. I want to write songs I don't know how I lived without before and hope that listeners feel the same way about them." After touring over 70,000 miles in 2016, DePaul has devoted a majority of 2017 and 2018 to writing and recording his forthcoming project. 

From the first time she heard her mother playing the piano in her Nashville home, Katie De La Torre instantly fell in love with music. Seeing the emotional connection a personal song could make fueled her desire to write & become a storyteller. Though raised in Nashville, she was born in Chicago and later returned to the city to study musical theater Rt The Chicago College of Performing Arts at the Theatre Conservatory of Roosevelt University. Dela Kayʼs time in Nashville & Chicago reflects her soulʼs duality. Drawing from musical styles such as Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding, as well as her role models Audrey Hepburn & Stevie Nicks, Dela Kayʼs music reflects a driven woman in- tune with her introspective depths. “Ambition is a wonderful word. I think without ambition in my life, I would be lost. It keeps me moving and dreaming, always reaching for something more. One of my biggest successes in my life thus far, is keeping my ambition alive and well while staying rooted in my identity.” Said De La Torre. Sometimes in this business, many artists become disheartened and call it quits, losing their vision in the process, but Dela Kay presses on. “My Chicago roots keep me bold & independent while the southern side of keeps me grounded and connected to nature & people.” Dela Kay is currently living in Nashville, and is working on her EP set to release in 2019 following her newest single “Make You Mine”.