Past Show Reports

Below, find field notes from previous shows in 2022, and a summary past events:

Tuesday October 18, 2022

I was thrilled to join the stage with these fine musicians who make me laugh, cry and feel alive. Can’t wait to do it again!

Songwriter Circle Hosted By JENNY BIENEMANN w/ Guests: Barret Tasky, Barb Hale, and Hannah Frank

6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402 (Click here for Map)
6:00 PM Doors, 7:00 PM Show

FREE, Ages 21+

Street parking is limited, public transportation, taxi, bicycle, etc. is recommended.

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Photos by Robin Bienemann

Check out their work here:

I got a copy of Jenny Bienemann’s tiny book “Reckoning” and I highly recommend it!

Thursday August 25, 2022

Hannah Frank Hosts Unsigned: Chicago’s Indie Showcase

Unsigned, as always, will feature artists from all over the city and beyond. This month’s host Hannah Frank w/ special guest Victor Sanders, will play two sets at 7:45 and again at 9pm. In between we feature a diverse group of unsigned artists that changes every month. No cover. Musicians and songwriters: Pre sign-up starts one week before the event, email

Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood, Chicago

For Google map click here.


Photo by David Sameshima

Photo by David Sameshima


Monday August 15, 2022 

Hannah Frank w/ Special Guest Victor Sanders

New Rhythm Arts Center, 1772 W. Lunt, Chicago, IL

Photo by Eric Hill – check out EHM Radio here.

A terrific night of songwriters!


Thursday July 28, 2022 

Hannah Frank 

Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Ages: 21+ | Cover: $5

This show featured interpretations of many folk, roots and blues songs. I played songs by Paul McCartney, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Leonard Cohen, Suzanne Vega, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams and more.

This show followed Jenny Bienemann, Haiku Milieu at Twilight: new songs inspired by Haiku Milieu, a great fun event with lots of songwriter’s and Jenny’s amazing poetry and spirit.

As I somehow keep playing shows at Montrose Saloon, in homage, I made up a song called “Marooned in a Saloon” which I sang a verse of. 

Photos by Eric Dinse


Sunday April 24, 2022

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM / Solo Acoustic Songwriter Set

International Pop Overthrow Festival

Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Ages: 21+ | Cover: $10

“Evocative” – David Bash

I can’t tell you how much fun this was. What a blast! I was ‘out of my cage’ and instead of being the sound engineer, I was on stage, and someone was setting MY levels. Thank you to Rick the sound tech, Eric Chial of Montrose Saloon, and David Bash, Founder of International Pop Overthrow, for putting this festival together. How great to play for people whom I did not know and meet new friends; and at times I could hear a pin drop.


Additional past events include:

With Hannah Frank Group: Mayne Stage, House of Blues, Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest, Beat Kitchen, Chicago Independent Songwriter Festival, and more.