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Todd Herzog w/ Susie Lewis Friedman - 7:30pm | $10

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


Todd Herzog is an artist who takes the raw material of life experiences and creates soulful, spiritual, acoustic music that opens the hearts of his listeners and leaves them feeling inspired – as if the songs were written only for them. His voice comes from the center of his being, combining grit and power with a clear and soaring falsetto reminiscent of Jason Mraz and Five for Fighting. Todd has inspired and transformed audiences throughout his career and is now following his passion and getting back to his authentic self with his latest recording, Something to Believe In. This is a very personal, introspective project that chronicles his return to once again touring nationally and internationally, using his gifts to uplift and to heal.

Susan Lewis Friedman began her Tenure as Cantor at Temple Jeremiah in Northfield IL in July 2018. Previously, she served as Cantor at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL. Susie is an avid concert artist, singing in concerts at American synagogues such as Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago, and Temple Emanuel, Dallas to name a few. Prior to the cantorate, she was seen on the stages of musical theater, regional opera, and in symphonic concerts throughout the U.S. She played leading roles in the Broadway National Tour of CATS, regional productions of THE PRODUCERS, BARNUM, SWINGTIME CANTEEN, and SWEENEY TODD, to name a few. She has sung with Des Moines Metro Opera, Nevada Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Opera Orchestra New York with Eve Queller, American Symphony Orchestra with Leon Botstein, and Brooklyn Philharmonic. She has performed with artists such as Betty Buckley, Alberto Mizrahi, George S. Irving. She has sung with composer/musician Anthony Newman and can be heard on the recording of Newman’s world premiere opera, NICOLE AND THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY.