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Benny Bassett w/ Chris Moran & Neon Creek - 7pm | $10

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


Benny Bassett is an acoustic rocker from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Benny grew up in a musical family in Northern California, learning guitar and piano so he could jam with his stepdad and stepbrother in a sunroom in Chico, California. After college, Benny joined up with friends in Chicago, Illinois to form Vintage Blue. As lead guitarist of Vintage Blue, Benny played festival stages around the Midwest, including Taste of Chicago, and Summerfest in Milwaukee. Vintage Blue found commercial success in 2014 with the release of "No Going Back" which charted on AAA radio, and ended up earning the band a place on The Rock Boat, hosted by Sister Hazel. In 2015, the band split, and Benny struck out on his own as a solo artist. The past three years have seen Benny play over 400 shows across North America, in 44 states, 4 Canadian provinces, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. The future looks intensely bright, with Benny's second EP set to release in March 2019. Produced by the team at Alpine Red Studios in Gainesville, VA, the songs are radio ready, and sure to be a hit amongst Benny fans.

Chris Moran is a seasoned performer from the south suburbs of Chicago. He is very active in the cover scene and is currently working on original material for an EP to be released in 2019.

Neon Creek is a songwriter/solo artist based in Chicago. The name Neon Creek comes from a branch of a river that flowed throughout town called Kress Creek. It was contaminated by Radioactive waste from a factory that closed down in the early 70's. Later it was discovered that the company that owned the factory buried that waste all over town. There was old urban legend was that if you flew over Chicago, the suburb was the only one with a greenish glow from all the radiation.