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Brooks Hubbard Band w/ Cole Woodruff & Olivia Ports Band - 7pm | $10

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


Brooks is an experienced singer/songwriter who has toured nationally supporting Stephen Kellogg, as well as appearances opening for artists such as KT Tunstall, Robert Cray, and Lucy Kaplansky. Brooks recently recorded his third full-length album, 'American Story,' with friend and producer Val McCallum (Jackson Browne) at Sage and Sound Studios in Los Angeles. The album, released on October 27th, paints the picture of the good, the bad, and the ugly of America’s past and present. In the four days it took to record this 12-track album, they brought to life songs of addiction, history, heartbreak, and love to tell America’s story.
Rounded out with a few of Nashville's finest musicians, Justin Kimball (Bass, Engineer) and Nate Mould (Drums), the Brooks Hubbard Band has been honing their sound by continuously playing shows and writing songs since Brooks’ move to Nashville. BHB finds musical inspiration in a wide range of artists ranging from The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne, to Jason Isbell, Jason Mraz, and John Mayer.

While Americana Folk Singer/songwriter, Cole Woodruff accompanies himself expressively on guitar, it’s his dynamic voice that soothes and his powerful lyrics that mend hearts. Cole turns each venue into his own living room, and each listener into a new friend, with a disarming personality and his honest performance. Aside from being a songwriter, he is simply a gem of uniqueness and authenticity. Holding tough with audiences young and old over the years, he’s earned every listener he’s acquired from simply following his passion. Combining masterful storytelling, poignant lyrics, and powerful vocal ability, Cole’s music welcomes everyone who wants to engage. Reminiscent of 60s/70s folk, his songs are messages of hope for a weary world.

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Olivia Ports is an acoustic Singer/Songwriter from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. The Olivia Ports Band consists of Olivia Ports (singer-guitarist), David Kelly (drummer-vocalist), Chris Leonard (lead guitarist) and Petar Kecenovici (cello & piano). Olivia is an indie/alternative singer/songwriter with a touch of folky influence. Her passion is for writing music that not only expresses herself but touches others. She has been playing live shows in the Chicago area and the Midwest as a solo acoustic act, but now is thrilled to be collaborating with some of her best friends on a more extensive instrumentation of her work.