Hannah Frank Group​​

"An Alicia Keys meets Janis Joplin vibe; a sorceress mystique [when performing]"   -Mista Dent, Chicago rapper and artist

Many songwriters are called "original" simply because they are not playing covers. Hannah Frank's songs are original in every sense of the word: unexpected, quirky, cynicism wrapped in a gentle, unassuming delivery. Meg Thomas and Ben E. Miller create a rhythmic, ambient band and Victor's playing just makes your jaw drawp.
- On Axis Music

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"Stormy Monday" showcases (on last Mondays at Uncommon Ground Devon, 1401 W. Devon in Chicago) feature the power of language to evoke mood and drama. Spoken word, music and art entertain and enlighten.

This show on 9/25/17 features a rock-solid line-up of headliner Kai Love (spoken word soul songs) and Hannah Frank Group (lyrical folk rock) plus hand-drawn portraits. Dinner Show 7:00pm-9:00pm, $10.
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Meg Thomas

Drummer and percussionist Meg Thomas has performed in musical realms that range from rock to calypso, avant-garde to spoken word, latin-jazz to punk, and dance ensembles to percussion ensembles

Meg has acquired years of performance, recording, and teaching experience as well as having toured the U.S. and Europe. In addition to having obtained a degree in Music, performing in a wide spectrum of musical settings has helped contribute to her creativity and unique approach to each new musical endeavor.  ​Her drum and percussion set-ups range from the traditional ideas to unique set-ups that incorporate a vast range of percussion instruments.

Meg won runner-up "Rising Star Percussionist" in Drum! Magazine's 2010 Drummie Awards and was named "Musician of the Month" for January 2013 by the Chicago Music Guide. Meg is part of the The Vic Firth drumstick and mallet company's Education Team as a Vic Firth Private Drum Teacher and she has endorsements with Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads, LP Percussion, PureSound Percussion, and Humes & Berg Cases. Meg teaches private lessons for drum set, congas, bongos, snare drum, djembe, classical percussion, timbales, among other percussion instruments. Meg founded and runs the Chicago Women's Drumming Group.

​www.megthomaspercussion.com

Victor Sanders
Photo by Roman Sobus
Victor's playing will leave your jaw with plenty of slack.
Victor Sanders has created one of the most original electric guitar sounds on the planet: haunting, ambient, beautiful and "just right". It ebbs and flows with the song, then leaps forth with a sonic feast of pure poetry in a universal language.

Find out why it's called "Mystery Guitar". When Victor plays, it's out of this world. Sanders built his sound from decades of performances, close listening and an acute understanding of electronics. Sanders is also an accomplished Producer and Videographer, contributing sound for albums, dance projects and more.


Photo by Cliff Kern 
Ben E. Miller 
​Ben E. Miller is a fourth generation professional musician who got his start playing in his father's orchestra at age 14. Over the years, he has has played with many Rock and Roll, Blues, Alt-Country and Show bands, and has backed up a variety of Tribute artists, singer-songwriters, Folk singers, choirs and Spoken Word poets in many venues, clubs and festivals all over Chicagoland. He also has recorded extensively, toured the Midwest, played in several theatre productions and has appeared on local radio and television programs. His bass influences range from the 1950's Blues and Rock and Roll pioneers to the 1960's legendary Rock group players and Studio icons. He has an old-school stylistic preference for the Fender Precision Bass, strung with flatwound strings played with a pick or fingerstyle, that grooves and "serves the song".

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Photo Credits: Group Photo (by Michelle Heyden), Red seating (by Roman Sobus) Shaman with Guitar (Khori Wilson) Live at Uncommon Ground (Roman Sobus)