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MUTLU & CHRISSI POLAND
December 10, 2016 | 9:00 pm-11:00 pm$12 - $15
uncommon ground Edgewater presents Mutlu w/ special guest Chrissy Poland for a seated acoustic dinner performance!
doors open early at 7pm for dinner seating!!
$12 advance/$15 at door
uncommon ground’s 2nd location opened in the historic Edgewater neighborhood in 2007 and features contemporary comfort cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, regional, organic ingredients. The bars feature famous house-infused organic cocktails, a selection of local craft beers and an eclectic, sustainable American wine list. uncommon ground operates the “1st Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US” as well as our own brewery, GREENSTAR BREWING, “The 1st Certified Organic Brewery in Illinois”.
MUTLU is a soulful, singer-songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases.
He’s collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall’s acclaimed, award-winning TV/Internet show “Live From Daryl’s House”. He’s also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee, with whom he’s toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist. He was the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson’s acclaimed “Rain” tour and has shared stages with the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more.
Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia’s deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old-school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin’ It, produced by the late, great T-Bone Wolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the Hypnotize EP which he co-produced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.
Enchanting vocalist and songwriter, Chrissi Poland weaves together the sounds of soul, jazz and pop, creating her unique and captivating tone. Her songwriting embodies a lyrical depth and melodic richness that draws audiences of all kinds in with ease. Drawing comparisons to Carol King and Joan Osborne, her songs have appeared on the HBO, ABC, NBC networks. A multi-instrumentalist, Chrissi has worked and performed with an array of artists, jazz greats, and icons including Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Nile Rodgers, Sting, Moby, Scissor Sisters, The Edge, Clint Black and legendary Stax “Soul Man” Sam Moore (formerly of Sam & Dave). She has recently released her fourth studio album entitled Waking Hour.