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Laura Glyda w/ Melissa Crispo, Kenna - 7PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground 3800 N Clark St Chicago United States (map)


Explosive vocals and rich guitar sounds aren't the only things that catch your attention when Laura Glyda performs. Deep and direct lyrics keep you listening while her confidence in the spotlight keeps you watching. Above all, the Chicago native's songs ring out with truth, and the poetry you can find within that truth. Her latest record, "Radio Ghosts," is a rock album rooted in storytelling that explores the journey from heartbreak to hope and back again.

From standing on her bed, singing into her hairbrush in Upstate New York at the age of 5…to playing sold out respected venues and festivals in Central Florida… Melissa’s music is as diverse as her upbringing. Influenced by such artists as Queen, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, The Beatles, The Stones, Matchbox Twenty & Melissa Etheridge, Crispo’s style leaves an impression on every ear that hears her. Melissa has written and recorded numerous solo projects, crafting her songs from personal experience and heartache. Her songs are a diary of her soul, set to a melody. Melissa’s instinctive nature to capture an audience with her passionate lyrics are the main reason that her fan-base stretches throughout the state of Florida and beyond. Crispo has performed on the Melissa Etheridge Cruise for the last two years. From her exposure on those cruises; it opened doors to gaining new fans from across the nation & beyond and being asked to perform on the Country Cruising Cruise along with artists such as Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Locash, Montgomery Gentry & Diamond Rio. Crispo has also opened for such acts as STYX, Sophie B. Hawkins & Jefferson Starship. Though Melissa’s music wouldn’t be deemed “country,” her music even inspired the largest country station in Florida, the 100,000 watt powerhouse 97.5 WPCV, to spin her singles “You’re Gone.” & "Tomboy." Melissa's latest accolade was winning SSA's 2017 Songwriter of the year! If Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks had a love-child, you would get the powerhouse voice of Melissa Crispo!! Her debut album “A Break in the Clouds” and her brand new EP "Tomboy" is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora Radio. Crispo is currently in the studio w/ Producer Cliff Brown recording her next full length album.

Kenna is navigating life in Nashville, TN, while telling stories of our common humanness through her music. She creates an organic balance of indie, pop and americana. Grounding in the intersection of these genres, her authentic lyrics serve as a transparent barrier to her soul, exposing the themes of love, release and growth that unite each and every soul on this planet. She began fulfilling her purpose at the age of 12 when she first picked up a guitar. It was then that she discovered a melody that matched her experiences, shaping her into an honest and introspective songwriter. She attended Berklee College of Music and moved to Nashville shortly after graduating. Being the master creator she is, Kenna quickly went to work crafting the life of her dreams in Music City. Her lyrics serve as a mirror, leaving listeners smiling at their honest truth, stripped of the fluff and the bullshit. Tapping into her vulnerability, Kenna created a new sound for herself in late 2017. In early 2018, recording with producer and co-writer, Jared Anderson, she began to create a record that would put the human experience at center stage. Her debut EP, In the Grey, is out now on all listening platforms. She will be touring for her EP in the winter months.