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JOEL WEIR, Summer Belt and Liesl Downey - 7pm | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)
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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL

CALL (773) 929-3680 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION IN THE LISTENING ROOM


Musically, Joel David Weir ranges from minimalist/intimate acoustic to indie/shoegaze to protest folk. The song and story are the thing. Advocacy and consolation for those who are often silenced and forgotten is the goal. The music and show are for people who take the time to listen, who need to be heard, and who are willing to explore the mystery of the strength and salvation that comes from being with one another in community.


Liesl Downey has been writing songs in the Americana style for 15 years, with influences ranging from Lucinda Williams and Jason Isbell to Modest Mouse. Her music moves from observations of everyday struggles couched in upbeat folk melodies to quieter anthems on the passage of time and friendships. In Chicago she's played at the Hideout, Transistor, and Uncommon Ground. 


Summer Blet, a talented young musician, rocks with her guitar and sings with passion on her newly recorded debut album. Summer’s record Save The World is produced along with guitar virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Michael Kelsey. The record’s sound and lyrics are incredibly versatile flowing from grand rock and groovy love songs to contemplative ballads and sweet acoustic tracks. A precocious songwriter, Summer’s lyrics and insight are well beyond her years. Her songs tackle a wide variety of subjects from the excitement and innocence of fantasy and fairytales to the pain and power of love and friendship. Many diverse artists and genres influenced Save the World. Taylor Swift impacted the lyrical format and writing style, but the album takes on a rockier edge with an alternative effect inspired by U2 and guitar riffs sparked by Queen. Take a musical journey with Summer and listen to her debut album Save The World; you will be rockin’, crying’ or wantin’ to get up and dance! Save The World is available on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes or listen on Spotify.