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Homegrown Residency: Saltwater Tap w/ Special Guests Leah Jean and Van Isaacson - 8pm | $10

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


$1 out of every cover is donated to Lakeview Pantry. Remaining profit goes to the artists!

Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S.

$1 out of every cover charge is donated to Lakeview Pantry to help nourish our local community!

Saltwater Tap brings elements of Soul, Folk, and just about everything in between to the stage. With 6 musicians, the band provides a large but intimate sound awash with tight background vocals, mellow guitar lines, and tasteful keyboard grooves.

With an emphasis on hard-hitting and meaningful songwriting, they keep a certain 70s type of sound alive, and never fail to mention the importance of hydration.

On a regular day, you can find Leah Jean penning a heartfelt lyric, humming an infectious melody, or letting her fingers find the guitar riff that will inspire a soulful song. Adorned with honest lyrics that hit close to home, Leah Jean's music resonates and stays with you far beyond the final note. Haunting vocals and harmonies soar over moody backdrops colored with undertones of bluesy jazz, folk, and soul. Leah has performed at several venues around the Chicago area including Emporium, Beat Kitchen, Martyrs, The Metro, and Uncommon Ground.

You can find Leah Jean's debut EP "Comme Je Trouve" on all streaming services.

Originally from Chippewa Falls, WI, Van Isaacson has been playing violin for 16 years and is well-versed in Americana, Soul, Pop and Folk. As a skilled multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Van has played for many bands in the Chicago and Nashville area. His own songs are Americana/Pop anthems with soulful lyrics and warm, rich vocals. He currently resides in Chicago and continues to create his own music while playing and writing for local bands.