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Makena Hartlin w/ Katie Boeck & Neil Dixon Smith - 7pm | $10

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


Makena Hartlin is a young Chicago native with a spell binding voice who blends elements of pop, jazz, and folk to create a unique sound. With engaging melodies and heartfelt lyrics, her music is intimate and captivating.

Carving her niche as the guitar-playing actress of Los Angeles, Katie Boeck’s eclectic performance experiences have included a tour across India, performing her acoustic rendition of Ave Maria on HBO’s The Newsroom, and a starring role in the Tony-Nominated Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. She regularly performs her original material at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, and returns yearly to a variety of listening rooms and festivals including New York’s Rockwood Music Hall, The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, and Mile of Music in Appleton.

Neil Dixon Smith performs music from across the solo guitar traditions of Latin America, stemming from a longtime apprenticeship with Chilean master Alfonso Chacon. In concert Smith weaves roots rhythms from Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Chile into a flow, swinging from romantic lyricism to hypnotic trance to ecstatic dance music.