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BRANDON WHYDE w/ Cory Williams, Wright Gatewood, Zion Rodman - 7pm | $10

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


On his new album, Silver Apples of the Moon, Brandon Whyde gives listeners a glimpse into his past -- a past that includes heartbreak, loss and self-discovery. His voice has been described as soulful, whiskey-soaked and even “a freight train on fire” – qualities that shine through on his latest release. The album -- Whyde’s third full-length release -- includes rollicking melodies and mournful ballads, showcasing his vocal range.

Combining his uniquely gritty voice with moody, driving instrumentation, Cory Williams creates a fresh rock sound with strong underlying folk hues.  An Indianapolis native and lifelong musician, Cory Williams is an artist with a versatile and captivating sound. Influenced by the likes of Glen Hansard, David Gray, and Dave Matthews, and vocally reminiscent of a grittier Peter Gabriel, Williams’ music transcends many genres including indie-folk, alt-country, and rock while he remains a singer-songwriter at his core.  Striving for authenticity, his songs reveal his pain, joy, failures and triumphs through lyrics that make the mind wander and reach his audience on a deeply personal level.


Wright Gatewood is a southern rascal lost in the heart of Chicago started ruminating on what music might mean to him, five, ten, fifteen years down the road. How might sounds of the past circle back around? The answers lay hidden in the songs. With an emotional palette that plays with your heart strings, Wright Gatewood strives to bring ideals of the helpless wanderers, the rapscallions of yesteryear, and the dreamers of tomorrow to your ears as he pieces the parts together.

Zion Rodman established himself as a soulful folk-rock musician in Boston. While he lived in New England, he performed at historic folk venues like Club Passim and Caffe Lena, and shared the stage with Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines. Zion has lived in Chicago since the fall of 2017, where he quickly became an integral part of the folk/rock music scene and came out in 1st place at the Uncommon Ground 2018 Open Mic Competition.