Roots & Rock with the Music Institute of Chicago

It might be cold outside, but nothing warms the soul like some great music!

We are delighted to welcome Megon McDonough and Dave Onderdonk from the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) Roots & Rock program for an informal evening of Americana tunes. Students and  MIC faculty members will lead the live music making. Tap your feet, sing along, or bring your own guitar--this all-ages event is free and open to the public. 

In addition to her original work, songwriter and singer Megon McDonough loves playing the work of songwriters from Gershwin to Gotye, as well as Dylan, Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Diane Warren, and Stephen Sondheim. Favorite pieces to play are popular folk songs, as well as contemporary choral pieces. 

Guitarist Dave Onderdonk has played and/or recorded with Michael Feinstein, Kurt Elling (three Grammy nominated albums), Fareed Haque, Terry Callier, Grazyna Auguscik, Fred Simon, Marlene Rosenberg, and The Lakeside Singers.He has also appeared on recordings with Pharoah Sanders, Mavis Staples, Casandra Wilson, Mike Stern, Howard Levy, and Paul Wertico among others. Dave is a member of the Chicago Jazz Composers Collective.

The Roots & Rock program at the Music Institute of Chicago offers beginning and intermediate level classes for guitarists and songwriters, emphasizing American roots music genres of rock and roll, folk, jazz and blues. All are welcome to attend this free, family-friendly program. Please bring a guitar or ukulele if you want to join in!

Sign up for MIC Roots & Rock classes in guitar, songwriting and music production at or call (847) 905-1500. No experience necessary!

Event date: 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093