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Daniel Rylander, Richie Charles, Diana Lawrence, Wildered - 7pm | $10

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


Daniel Rylander is a singer/songwriter from Akron, OH. He's been on the local music scene since 2013 when he released his first, full-length record, Strawberry Skyline. One of the more memorable tracks on that album is, "A Friend & Brother (Be Thou at Peace)" which was inspired by the loss of his older brother, 2nd Lt. David Rylander. Learning to find peace and comfort through music despite this tragedy has ultimately been the motivating factor in Daniel’s pursuit of a career in music, and since then he has played over 200 shows locally, regionally, and nationally. He released his second studio EP, entitled: How the Seasons Change Us on August 17th, 2018. This record is meant to be more of a concept album in that each of the songs are to represent one of the seasons, and are reflections on how we change over time as they do. Daniel’s music combines catchy melodies with smart lyrics, and is blended seamlessly together with his smooth, soulful voice.

Richie Charles, Americana Folk Music from Austin, TX.

Songwriter, singer and pianist Diana Lawrence effortlessly combines modern pop, soul and folk with the craft and theatricality of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building. She has shared the stage with artists such as Nellie McKay and Becca Stevens, and has three albums to her name, both solo and with her band, Diana & the Dishes. Diana's original music was featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of Mary Page Marlowe (play by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna Shapiro), and her musical, Mill Girls, was granted a 2018/19 incubator workshop at the O’Neill Theatre Center. Additionally, Diana regularly works as a music director, teacher and songwriter at The Second City, and sings with the cross-genre vocal trio, Artemisia. New music from Diana & the Dishes is due for release throughout 2019.

Wildered began as singer-songwriter Nate Bjorge's passion project, birthed out of the need to express life's afflicting or "wildering" experiences. Nate grew just minutes from his bandmate Joshua Miranda in the shadow of Chicago, just south of the border of Wisconsin. As younger songwriters, both had come to appreciate listening to and writing in different genres as solo artists. Eventually, Nate and Joshua had both become fans of each other's music and, as fate would have it, crossed paths with one another.