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Blake Zweig is a psychologist by day and singer-song writer by night. Blake’s musical career began in 1998, when he formed the band Sleeping for Sunrise and played shows with bands like Braid, Promise Ring, American Football, and other memorable indie-emo rock bands of that era. His first solo album, Other People Make Me Do This, was released in 2001, and consisted of Blake’s somber voice and delicate guitar style with minor accompaniment from Mike Kinsella of American Football and Owen. Blake's song "White Sail," from Other People Make Me Do This was used poignantly at the climax of the Norwegian independent film Sagas Øy. In 2007, Blake formed Small Town which added drums, bass, and cello to his singer-song writer style. Their song, "Daisy," was highlighted on Chicago radio WXRT's Local Anesthetic show with Richard Milne. Years later, Blake’s song, "Spain," from his most recent album, Dandelion, was also featured on Local Anesthetic. Come join Blake at Uncommon Ground on September 7th as he performs new and old songs, breaks out the harmonica, and sings his heart out with no regrets.
Aaron Dorfman, former guitarist and vocalist for Chicago’s own Henhouse Prowlers, has traveled the world playing guitar; from Kenya to Kyrgyzstan, Ireland to Pakistan and a whole host of incredible places in between. With a flatpicking style strongly inspired by Bryan Sutton, David Grier and Doc Watson alike, Dorfman strives to inject as much energy as possible into the music he creates, writes and performs.
Dan Andree was born to fiddle. As a youngster growing up in DeKalb corn country, he fashioned his first fiddling fingers under the tutelage of Ann Montzka-Smelser. He started gigging after joining his first bluegrass group, The Corn Desert Ramblers, down in Urbana, IL way back in 2006. Upon graduating bluegrass college, and actual college, Dan made his way to the big city to start his 4 year tenure with the Chicago bluegrass powerhouse, The Henhouse Prowlers. These days, he can be found fiddling everywhere–wherever you can look–and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise, and livin’ in the houses they build, he’ll be there too.