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THE LARK AND THE LOON w/ Margaux Reifman - 9PM | $10

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

The Lark and the Loon are a songwriting duo consisting of husband/wife team Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen. The two bring their distinct writing styles together in what they call an exploration in the etymology of American music. They take inspiration from prewar blues and jazz, Irish dance music, Sea shanties, and traditional American music as well. Their debut album, Songbirds and Fog, was recorded in their cabin home in the Ozarks after a period of heavy isolation and was met with critical acclaim, earning Folk DJ radio chart placement, an award winning music video, and being included on several "best of" lists from places like Sundilla Radio Hour, Music You Can't Hear on the Radio, and others.

The two are preparing to release their second album, Homestead Hands, in the fall of 2018, a record composed of songs they wrote about life in the prairie, out on the road, and the Wild West of their ancestors. Heralded for their harmonies, duets, and musicianship, the two have enjoyed touring extensively both in the United States and abroad. When not on the road they enjoy the comfort of their Ozark home where they garden in the rocky soil, hike the scenic hills, and soak in the tranquility before their next venture.

Margaux Reifman is a Chicago-born musician raised on the north side. She began songwriting about a year ago but mostly just for fun. Recently, however, she began playing the ukulele after visiting Hawaii for a couple of months. Ever since then, she cannot see her life going in any other direction other than spreading her truth through music. Songwriting took off for her when she started playing the ukulele, and she now has fourteen songs with many more being written currently. She is in the process of recording an EP with five of her songs, and it will be coming out within the next month.