Emma Butterworth w/ Ian Jake Robleza

  • Uncommon Ground Lakeview

    3800 North Clark Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60613
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over
Description

This is an intimate, seated dinner show! We offer full food & beverage service throughout the show. Check out our menus at uncommonground.com 

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Seating: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm / All Ages

EMMA BUTTERWORTH

Emma Butterworth grew up in the lap of rock and roll. At home, three generations of Butterworth living rooms have overflowed with music—from singing, to strumming, to turntables spinning out albums from Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, and John Denver. On the road, Butterworth has spent her twenty-one years dancing and singing along from the front row with her dad’s long-time, hard-touring band.  

 “Music has been a big part of my life forever, and professionally for the past year,” she says.  

 “Being a musician is being a different kind of storyteller. I personally don’t like being the center of attention, but I’ve grown up with these stories and songs I want to share.”  

Listeners will find those scraps of girlhood longing—plus the wry wisdom of a new generation—on Butterworth’s intricate debut album, “Wild Life,” co-produced and recorded by she and her father in a storeroom in the back of the family basement. Here, Butterworth weaves her own way, one breathy alto lyric at a time.  

Her pared-back power vocals dominate Enough & Loved and Work in Progress (penned, incredibly, when she was in middle school). They’re stripped and simple, stitched into melancholy strings and lush piano chords. Dad’s influence and pop sensibilities surface in Take a Little Weight, about temporarily buckling under expectations, both spoken and unspoken.  

The album vibrates with energy on the verge of, well, everything. It hits close to home whether it’s how you felt last year, or a lifetime ago.  

In her own words:  

Word after word  

Verse after verse  

When worse comes to worst  

I’m a work in progress

IAN JAKE ROBLEZA

Ian Jake Robleza is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Aurora, IL. He makes mostly acoustic music, but draws from many different genres (easy rock, rap, indie folk/rock, musical theater, etc.) and hopes to deliver eclectic, energetic, and emotional performances to any audience, no matter the size. From intimate ballads to crowd sing-alongs, he recounts intricate feelings with vulnerability, passion, and a fondness for human connection. His latest single, "Liana", is out now on all streaming platforms, an antecedent to the full EP Ian is working on as we speak!

https://linktr.ee/ian_jake_robleza
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Venue Details

Uncommon Ground Lakeview

3800 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613 Uncommon Ground Lakeview
Uncommon Ground

We host intimate, seated dinner shows with full food and beverage service throughout the night. We suggest arriving 45 minutes before show time so you can place your dinner order with your server. Check out our full menus HERE and enjoy the show!

UNCOMMON GROUND HAS HAD A FOCUS ON MUSIC AND LIVE ART EVENTS SINCE IT FIRST OPENED AS A LITTLE COFFEE HOUSE IN 1991. OUR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM INCLUDES LIVE SHOWS EVERY WEEK AT BOTH LOCATIONS! THE GOAL FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, WAS TO BE GROUND ZERO FOR EMERGING LOCAL & NATIONAL TOURING ARTISTS EACH NIGHT. OWNER MICHAEL CAMERON BOOKED ALL OF THE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 1991 UNTIL 2007 & STILL OVERSEES THE MUSIC PROGRAM WITH OUR FULL TIME MUSIC DIRECTOR, DANIEL WHITE. 

WE HOST ONE OF THE BEST OPEN MICS IN THE COUNTRY EVERY SUNDAY AT OUR LAKEVIEW LOCATION WHICH ARE SPONSORED BY SHURE & GREENSTAR ORGANIC BREWERY. MANY OF OUR TALENTED NIGHTLY PERFORMERS HAVE GONE ON TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM. WITH UNCOMMON GROUND'S INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT CATCH IN OUR INTIMATE ACOUSTIC LISTENING ROOMS.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL! WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROCESS ANY REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR EVENT TICKETS.


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