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Craig Alan w/ Signe & Tony Rojas - 7pm | $10

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


Craig Alan is a singer-songwriter who jet-sets to distant corners of the world to share musical stories across linguistic, cultural, and religious borders.

If you love traveling and poetry, different languages, and even more different people, or you just want to listen to music that resonates and reveals personal narratives from around the world, you have come to the right place. With Craig, you're in for a whirlwind of passion and intrigue, where you'll feel intimately connected with myself and all those he has met along the way. Follow a whisper that echoes around the globe, and he will find you in your corner of the sky.

Signe identifies first and foremost as a storyteller. Music to her is the landscape and setting for the stories she finds in everyday life. Songwriters like Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel and Maggie Rogers have influenced the way she crafts her music. As with all of these artists, the lyric writing is as important to her as the melody and harmony. Signe began playing piano at the age of 6 and discovered singing not long after. After growing up with classical training she decided to follow her true passion and switched to Pop/Rock in college. Her sound is a blend of intimate pop melodies with simple accompaniments to louder danceable rock arrangements. In 2016 she wrote and recorded with the band Lipstick Frisbee and in 2018 graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Contemporary, Urban and Popular music. She is currently in the recording process for her debut EP to be released this spring.

Tony Rojas is a local Chicago musician who mixes the quiet thoughtfulness of folk with the manic energy of 70s punk. He is the founding member and principal songwriter for the Chicago-based group The Pirate Electric and has been performing in clubs and bars around Chicago for the last five years. As a songwriter, he utilizes his years of studying fiction and poetry to create tunes that are just as much a pleasure to read than to listen to (but you should totally listen).