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ANDROID MANDELA w/ Pete Willson - 8PM | $10

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

Android Mandela blends bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde, classical, & hip-hop into a musical jambalaya the likes of which has never been seen or heard before. This eclectic group is reminiscent of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Punch Brothers, and Andrew Bird, while still being inspired by other music like Sting, Steely Dan, J Dilla, Charles Mingus and D’angelo.With their combination of jazz harmonies, mixed meters, and a touch of the avant-garde, Android Mandela created a unique blend of what they call “pro-grass” (progressive bluegrass)/ math-grass/ avant-grass.

Local musician and visual artist, Pete Willson, in Chicago rock band 'Pete Willson & The Rooks', has always returned to the acoustic guitar. He is inspired by acoustic singer songwriters like Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and others.