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John Mark Nelson w/ The Oxleys - 7pm | $10

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


John Mark Nelson is a songwriter & producer living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. At a young age, he received national attention for his self-produced, folk-pop works, Still Here (2011) and Waiting and Waiting (2012), which were followed by extensive national and international touring. In recent years, Nelson has continued to generate a high volume of recorded works - Sings The Moon (2014), I'm Not Afraid (2015), and Four Days Away (2017) - as well as producing for other acclaimed singer-songwriters and artists.

An up and coming folk band formed in Milwaukee, WI, The Oxleys met through mutual friends and a passion for music. Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Cray Oxley and pianist Sam Brunelli, The Oxleys began writing and performing throughout Wisconsin in late 2016. The group pulls inspiration from a number of genres and styles including The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, and Wisconsin natives: Dead Horses. Together, Cray and Sam work to turn every venue into an intimate space to connect with their audience through a love for their music.

In November of 2017, The Oxleys recorded their debut album with Minneapolis singer-songwriter, and producer Dan Rodriguez. They recorded at The Lodge and The Pearl Recording Studio both located in Northeastern Minneapolis. The album was released in the summer of 2018. Embodied by an essence of honesty, a love for music, and a passion for their original tunes, the band produces an inviting sound cultivated by Cray's stories.