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Phil Circle's STUDENT SHOWCASE - 7PM | $8

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


Phil Circle is a veteran Chicago singer-songwriter-guitarist who's also a respected music coach. For most of the 25 years he's been teaching guitar and voice to aspiring and established local musicians, he's been putting together showcases featuring his best students at various Chicago venues. His students range in age from teenagers (one is already playing shows) to adult professionals and hobbyists. This evening is set up as a proper live music showcase, not a recital. Phil will accompany some students, some students will accompany each other, and some will perform solo.

Phil Circle brings his full capacity as a working musician to his students. His music has made him "a staple of Chicago music" (Centerstage Chicago) and his recently published book has been hailed as "a message everyone needs to hear." (Readers' Favorite) Chicago Music Guide just introduced an interview with Circle with the following words: 

"What makes Circle one of the few ‘professional indie musicians’ (where the phrase isn’t an oxymoron) is not only his tenacity, but his inherent fluidity with performing, and a zen-like understanding of what it means to be a songwriter."