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Grace Blackford w/ Morgan Powers, Yazmin & Beat Zero - 7pm | $10

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


With the release of the Home EP, Grace Blackford takes the best parts of some classic genres to breed a sound familiar, but her own. Lush with addicting progressions, a classic jazz vocal approach, and plenty of pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of neo-soul anthems. The first single, “Darkness", pulls you in with its infectious vintage soul vibe, followed by its emotionally driven vocals and its ability to build and breathe as it plays on. During her time in college she made valuable musical connections, including the very musicians featured on her EP, along with others that taught her about bravery and musicality. The Home EP is a testament to where she is at with her sound right now. Having performed at some classic venues like The Elbo Room, Cafe Mustache, Northbar, and more, Grace is certainly not new to spreading the music through live performance.

Morgan Powers is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago. She's created her own intimate acoustic sound that combines haunting yet soothing finger picking and thought provoking lyrics.

Yazmin has lived a life of music from day one, having grown up with musician parents. Her career has taken her many places from recording her 'Solo' EP at Fantasy Studio in Berkeley, California to opening for Nanci Griffith in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Her latest album The Nautilus was recorded in Havana, Cuba at Mo. Records Studio with producers and musicians she met while living and studying music there. Over the years, Cuban music has played a big roll in her life. She spent over a decade studying Latin piano with master in the field Rebeca Mauleón-Santana, among others, and while in Havana studied at the highly esteemed Instituto Superior de Arte.
Whether pounding out Cuban tumbaos or singing a soft, heart-wrenching ballad, Yazmin's music comes straight from the soul. Her newest album The Nautilus highlights her very unique Folk-Rock sound with a mix of Cuban influences.