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Urban Twang, Echo & Ransom - 7PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground - Lakeview 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)


Singer/songwriters Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield met in the early 2000's and quickly became collaborators and friends. After performing together throughout the region, they went their separate ways, had families, and honed their crafts in other projects. In late 2016, they reunited to play a show, which turned into a handful of shows, which eventually became the acoustic duo Echo and Ransom. Since then, they've made a name for themselves for their powerhouse vocals, tight harmonies, honest songwriting, and their ability to engage and entertain a crowd.

Urban Twang is known for their compelling songs and their gorgeous three-part harmonies. Shades of folk, alt-country, Americana, and roots music come together through the dynamic vocals of Trish Clausen, Caroline Cowan and Meaghan Hurley. Founded by Trish Clausen and Max Twang, the band has been producing their brand of Americana for over two decades garnering a fan base that is as indiscriminate as their music. With a resumé that boasts opening for nationally touring acts, songs appearing in indie films, and numerous performances for radio and Television, Urban Twang is still gathering a new generation of fans to enjoy their music. Urban Twang is: Trish Clausen / Lead and Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Harmonica Max Twang / Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin Caroline Cowan/ Harmony and Lead Vocals Meaghan Hurley / Harmony and Lead Vocals Molly Rife / Cello