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Roger Jaeger w/ Brother Derek (EP Release) & Lisa Woodland - 7PM | $10

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



Tulsa-born, Roger Jaeger made his first trip to India in 2005. Enamored by the welcoming and nourishing culture, and captivated by its music, the Oklahoma native made India his second home where he honed his writing and music production craft, and learned to play sitar proficiently. Roger developed a strong devotion and passion for India, its native people and the arts. Settling in, he became a teacher at The University of The Nations in Lonavala, India where he teaches “Songwriting 101” one or two times annually. Rejuvenated by the life experience and foreign education, he released the album BEACON as a re-entry into the U.S. indie music arena in 2013.

Brother Derek is the simple bass and vocal stylings of erstwhile Recent Photo frontman Derek Wu who draws from a deep well of genre-malleable tunes that are each more a roller coaster ride than a straight shot, at times weird but always groovy.

Lisa Woodland grew up playing in the northern woods of Wisconsin. Most at home jamming around a campfire, she brings that warmth and intimacy to her shows. A fan of family and intergenerational connectedness, Woodland draws from early era jazz, country, blues and folk, then spins it with lyrics that fit her modern Chicago existence. As unexpected as her song subjects are, you’ll find that it’s Woodland’s roller coaster of a voice that leaves the smell of wind in your hair and an ache in your cheek from smilin’.