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Noted Acoustic Power Pop Singer-Songwriter Returns to Uncommon Ground on Devon May 9th
Followup to last November's Sold Out Show features special guests Los Perros Cubanos
Samuels, who grew up in Skokie, and attended Niles East High School, will be reprising his performance of the tune “Save Niles East”, written and recorded in 1976 in an effort to save the school from closure. The original 45 rpm recording of “Save Niles East” is now a collector’s item on eBay. He will also be performing songs from his recently released EP ”The Fall” and his 2013 full length CD, “Great Big World.
Sharing the bill is Los Perros Cubanos, paying tribute to Cuban music from the ‘40s to present.
Reservations in the Listening Room are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 773-465-9801.
From 2000-2010, Samuels led Roxy Monoxide, a well-known band amongst aficionados of the power-pop genre of rock n’ roll. Throughout his life, Samuels’ love for rock and roll’s “hidden treasure” and his unique ability to recount the quirkiest milestones of live, love and career, has fueled his songwriting and performances. His simple, honest and unpretentious vocal style has drawn comparisons to Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, and Elvis Costello, among others. Over the years, Samuels has performed alongside such artists as The Fixx, Steve Wynn & Miracle Three, Bow Wow Wow, Third Eye Blind, D-Generation, Tommy Keene, and others.
Samuels’ Spring 2014 Tour, which concludes at The House of Blues in San Diego on May 20th, includes performances at the following venues:
April 30, 2014 – 10p Neutral Ground, New Orleans, LA
May 5, 2014 – 8p The Squeaky Lizard, Ocean Springs, MS
May 6, 2014 – 7:30p Java Cabana, Memphis, TN
May 7, 2014 – 9p Blank Space, St. Louis, MO
May 9, 2014 – 10p Uncommon Ground on Devon, Chicago, IL
May 10, 2014 – 9p Art*Bar RiverWest, Milwaukee, WI
May 11, 2014 - 7p Red Mug Coffeehouse, Superior, WI
May 13, 2014 – 8p Acadia Café, Minneapolis, MN
May 14, 2014 – 6:30p Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
May 17, 2014 – 8p Plymouth Coffee Bean, Plymouth, MI
May 20, 2014 – 6p House of Blues, San Diego, CA
For more information regarding the Chicago show, visit www.scottsamuels.com.