Uncommon Ground on Clark Presents Chicago Triple Play

Three Songwriters/Three Styles


CHICAGO IL – Uncommon Ground, 3800 W. Grace Street welcomes Chicago troubadour Mark Dvorak, recording artist Donna Adler and singer songwriter David Hawkins for an acoustic triple bill on Sunday, October 20 at 8:00 pm. Admission is $8. Dinner reservations guarantee seating for the show and can be made by calling 773 929 3680.

Mark Dvorak, who was named “Chicago’s Troubadour” by WFMT 98.7 fm fine arts radio last year, is also the recipient of FARM Lantern Bearer Award for his contribution to the field of folk music.  His career as a performer, songwriter, recording artist and educator has spanned more than twenty-five years.  His songwriting has been called “wondrous,” and “profound.” His performance “an elegant balancing act of the traditional, the original and the powerful.” The Chicago Tribune calls him “masterful,” while SING OUT! Magazine says, “Dvorak shines!” His 2011 Waterbug release, Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, received national airplay and rose to number 14 on the Cashbox Roots Music Report. www.markdvorak.com


Donna Adler has received numerous honorable mentions for her songwriting, most recently as a finalist in the 2013 Eco Arts Awards for her song “Bring You Home.” She has produced four CDs, All The Riches of The World (1997), Alta Vista Sky (2002), Violets and Blues (2007) and Stories To Keep (2012). Her song “Hide and Seek” appears on the compilation CD, “Live At The Uncommon Ground”. Her latest 2 CDs received generous airplay on folk radio. “Stories To Keep” was listed among the top CDs of 2012 for folk radio and landed in the top favorites for WDCB’s “The Folk Show”, WVPE’s “The Back Porch” and WAMU’s “Americana Breakdown”. She has been a host of Rich Warren’s “Sweet Folk Chicago” on WFMT and several of her songs have appeared on his pick list for “The Midnight Special”. Donna writes from the heart, using real life experiences while bringing her characters to life. www.donnaadler.com

Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs, is the new CD by Chicago singer/songwriter David Hawkins. The new release has been receiving national airplay and on several radio station choice lists for 2012.  Hawkins found Chicago by way of Detroit, Tulsa, and New Orleans, and he has picked up musical flavors wherever he has lived. His songs are tough and gentle, a powerful distillation of spirits.  They exist in a place where flesh and spirit meet and where one’s soul is on the line:  Songs of Love, Death, Loss, Redemption, and always the Divine. www.hawkmanmusic.com