Langdon Kennedy

  • Uncommon Ground Music Room

    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

 

Langdon Kennedy

Langdon Kennedy is a singer-songwriter on the fringe of popularity and on the cusp of a complete Corporate America exodus.  He was born Eric Langdon Kennedy in Joliet, IL, in the shadows of Stateville Prison.  He lived in an island town called Wilmington, growing up blocks away from the historic Route 66.  Surrounded by water and farmland, Langdon and his four siblings relied on homegrown entertainment, peppered with musical influences like Johnny Cash, comedians like Richard Pryor and cross-culture, hybrid entertainers like Steve Martin and Spike Jones.  

Langdon’s storytelling and original music have been compared to John Prine, Neil Young, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Tyler Childers and Chris Stapleton.  Since 2008, he has entertained at local music venues, Irish pubs, community events, private parties and watering holes from Nashville, TN to San Francisco, CA.  Along the way, he’s performed hundreds of shows in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Colorado, Tennessee, California and Newcastle, England. 

Langdon’s musical style teeters on Americana, a cousin to Country, a stepsister to Folk and an occasional distant relative to Bluegrass.  His 2019 breakout album, One Swig, features the Prine-esque “Searching Alone,” as well as the self-proclaimed hack anthem “Can’t Play Guitar.”  His 2021 album, Skinny Arms, stretches into protest songs (“Standing on a Ladder”), self-awareness tunes (“I’m Not High”) and spirited anthems (“Crisps, Nuts & Guinness”).  Smiley’s Hotel (2023) captures Langdon’s relocation from Chicago to San Francisco and is highlighted by the title track, as well as “Specialize in Greed,” “Driving Home with David Bowie” and “Brick,” a tribute to one of Langdon’s former college baseball teammates who played for the Detroit Tigers.  Langdon Calling (2024) is his first live album and features the catchy “Swashbuckling Pirate,” the time-constrained “210 Seconds” and the what-if “Every Other Day.” 

All of Langdon’s albums have been produced in Nashville, TN, by his son, Declan, also a musician.  All three of his children and his wife, Shayne, have performed on stage with Langdon. 

If you catch Langdon live on stage, you’ll be treated to an evening of stories, tall tales, catchy hooks, basic harmonica riffs and a Wisconsin-made Porch Board.  He’ll take you back to a time when people gathered in living rooms and screenless entertainment abounded.

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Venue Details

Uncommon Ground Music Room

3800 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613 Uncommon Ground Music Room
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! 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 PART TIME MUSIC DIRECTOR, MARIA SCHROEDER. 

WE HOST ONE OF THE BEST OPEN MICS IN THE COUNTRY EVERY SUNDAY, WHICH IS 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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