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22nd Annual JEFF BUCKLEY Tribute Concerts Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the album “Grace”

Uncommon Ground presents:
An intimate dinner show celebrating the life and legacy of Jeff Buckley


Saturday, November 16th
6pm DINNER | 7pm SHOW | $55 PER PERSON
Ticket includes: 3 course price fixed dinner, Tribute Performance, tax and gratuity included.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Old Town School of Folk Music Scholarship Fund.
By being a part of this event, you are supporting the next generation of artists.


For as long as Violet Wine can remember, she has felt bewitched by an uncompromising and insufferable love affair with music. it's utterly romantic. temperamental. harrowing. therapeutic. it's taken quite some time in her life to embrace it all. faults.. folly.. fruition.. amidst many other paths tread and endeavors explored, her figurative and finicky heart adamantly leads her back to melodies. to stories. to rhythm. to connection. to expression. it's absolute magic. and she can’t wait to share it with you.


Soulmates Alex and Courtney (Millennium Youth) have been making music together about 3 years ago after a very serendipitous encounter. Since then they have gone on to tour with the band Polyenso and record in NYC. They have relocated to New Orleans where the muse is powerful! They are currently recording a full length album.


Jeff Campbell’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and found him sharing stages with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, The Grateful Dead, and opening for Train. After being crowned winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter Competition out of over 13,000 entrants, his 2013 EP Release, “In Spite of Everything”, produced by 6x Grammy Winner John Shanks, premiered at #1 on the iTunes rock EPs and singles charts, following a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.


When we listen carefully to this 23 year-old man’s voice, we are struck; we are totally blown away. His debut EP contains tracks that sounds like classics. We may have found the secret spiritual son of Bill Whithers and Jamie Cullum: it is Alexandre Joseph! From the first listening, we understand that he belongs to the long tradition of good music makers such as Jamie Lidell, Mayer Hawthorne, JMSN, Allen Stone, Matt Corby, James Bay, Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka or Lianne La Havas.
By adding perfectly well his prolific inspiration and his profound respect for Music’s codes, he got himself noticed by the famous french DJs Ofenbach and he is traveling among them around Europe.
Alexandre Joseph carries passionately the Ancient’s soul in this new world.

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Louisiana native John Guidroz is a singer/songwriter that blends elements of folk, pop, rock and other genres to create a sound that is truly his own.
John began playing solo acoustic shows in 2004. Over several years, he built a reputation as a solid live performer, willing to play songs from a variety of artists and genres. However, audiences would have to wait for any glimpse of original material.
That all changed in 2012 when John released his first solo album, Yesterday’s News. Produced by Matthew Moss and mixed by Michael James, the eight songs showcase John’s powerful vocal range, a keen sense of melody and clever lyrics. The songs are reminiscent of artists like Pete Yorn, David Gray and John Mayer.
John recently released his second full-length album, Misfit Me. Written and recorded over the span of a year, the 10 songs tackle subjects like the pressures of fame, love and escape. Moss returned to produce and mix the album, and mastering was done by legendary engineer David Donnelly.
John continues to perform regularly at live venues and has built up more than a decade of experience along the way. Whether performing solo or with a full band, audiences are sure to be entertained by his blend of humor, storytelling and well-crafted songs.

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David Keenan is a 23 year old Irish Songwriter. An absolute obsession with Words and Melody took hold of David at a very early age. Exposed to the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde with the soundtrack of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners illuminating his formative year's. Inspired by the Storytelling and Character creations of his Grandfather he took the boat over the water and gathered Tales and Tunes of his own, learning his craft and expressing his love of Language. Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard David is fast becoming one of Ireland's most talked about young Artist's.


An alternative rock/indie singer and songwriter from the South Bay Area, Esha K. creates a unique blend of heartfelt lyrics, powerful vocals, and catchy guitar riffs. She combines musical elements to deliver songs that appeal to people from all walks of life. Her musical influences range from classic rockers like Fleetwood Mac and Jeff Buckley to alternative acts such as Nothing But Thieves and Kodaline.

Esha K. has been recognized for her music since the age of 13, winning talent competitions, scholarships, and international accolades. Some of her notable accomplishments include performing at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, embarking on a self-organized mini tour of New York City, performing nationally and internationally - including at London’s famous Bedford Pub - and working with a GRAMMY-winning producer on her debut album.


Emma Grace is a passionate queer singer-songwriter and ukulele player from Chicago, IL. Her music is driven by her bold and powerful voice and fierce strumming on her baritone ukulele. Emma brings a whole new powerful meaning to folk/punk. She just released her first EP Peach Tree, which is on all listening platforms worldwide. You can find her performing weekly all over Chicago. She's a regular performer at Chicago's sexiest antique speakeasy, The Drifter, where she sometimes pops on her sparkly peach pasties. Follow her on instagram @bemma_grace to get the latest updates on performances.


Jack Romero and Marissa Caroll are a duo from the suburbs of Chicago. They have been playing together for almost four years. They are both members of a band called Jack Romero & The Genies but branch off to work on other side projects here and there. Their genre styles range from folk, to soft indie all the way to acoustic pop and rock. You can find some of Jack Romero's and Marissa Caroll's solo original music on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, etc.


Laura Glyda is a veteran storyteller and songwriter, illuminating familiar struggles of the heart and soul through song. Her unique and rich guitar playing blends elements of folk, rock, and country, and beautifully complements her powerful lyrics. The Chicago native can vocally move from a scream to a whisper in a moment, pulling listeners in with her dynamics. Her latest album, Radio Ghosts, is a 12-song rock record rooted in storytelling; a journey from heartache to hope and back again.