Each September, Earthwork Harvest Gathering draws artists from around the country and abroad to the Bernard family farm in Michigan. This year three artists are stopping in Chicago en route for an showcase at Uncommon Ground's Edgewater location. This is a special seated dinner show in their intimate venue space, please reserve as seating is limited. doors 6:30pm,
Heather Styka dances where others fear to tread, cutting to the truth with gutsy vulnerability. She combines the lyrical intricacy of folk with a catchy melodic pop sensibility and the grit of classic country in songs that are smart and disarming. Styka’s honest, image-heavy songs have garnered her a number of awards, including being a New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival (2015, 2017) and official showcases at Folk Alliance International, NERFA, SWRFA, and FARM. Armed with a guileless, unvarnished delivery, she’s equal parts wordsmith and entertainer. Styka’s energetic shows feel as intimate and candid as late night conversation, peppered with a quirky sense of humor and confessional storytelling.
Scott Cook has been living out of a van or a backpack for the last eleven years, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, and distilling his experiences into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. He's currently touring in support of his sixth studio album, Further Down the Line, which earned Cook his second CFMA nomination (English Songwriter of the Year), and comes packaged in a 132-page book containing a look back, in words and pictures, on his last decade of full-time travel. Cook is one of the hardest-working DIY troubadours on the road today, averaging over 150 shows and a dozen festivals every year since 2007. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.
Gregory Stovetop is a human Olympic Torch. Born and raised in Chelsea, Michigan and currently hailing from Tivoli, New York, Stovetop has earned a devoted cult following that comes from the underground and is quickly making it's way up into the airwaves around the world.
An electrified Earth Angel, radiating love and passion in an original singular world of sound, Gregory Stovetop is as fluent in Elvis and Johnny Cash as he is in Soundgarden and The Replacements. As a visual artist he has created iconic album covers and miniature stop-animation music videos as well as having Psychedelic Illustration shows in New York City in recent years. He has been involved with a good number of awesome bands in the last decade - Snake Dudes, Firecracker Firecracker, Knockin' Boots, Hy-Lo and the Dangles to name a few, and to see him solo is to witness a true rock star bursting with heart and vibrant color, in his essential element.
Stovetop's most recent album “The Good Stuff” was co-produced by Dominic Davis (Jack White, Willie Nelson) and Seth Bernard at La Luna studios in Kalamazoo, MI. It features Drew "Captain Midnite" Howard on electric guitar and pedal steel and Adam Danis (the Go Rounds) on drums. Rock and Roll Magic is alive on earth and it is wild and true, flowing through the one and only Gregory Stovetop. He was born for this. The village is starving - cook and don't stop, Stovetop.