Friday, August 15, 2014 (7:00-9:00 pm) 

(7:00) Evan Frazier is a singer-songwriter from Lisle. He has been playing guitar and writing music for the last ten years. His songs are intimate, emotional and energetic. In addition to guitar he writes music for ukulele, violin, piano and makes electronic music using a synthesizer and drum machine. 

(7:30) Mandy Rakow grew up in a musical family and has been singing as long as she can remember. She has played cello since age nine and guitar since age twelve.  Mandy began writing songs when she was a teenager, and has also written several songs with her husband John, who is a gifted poet.  Mandy and John have a three-year-old daughter who loves to join in on the family “music making” as well.  (Can she avoid it?)  Mandy started Local Music Night in October 2009 because she believes that sharing music brings people together and enriches the community.

(8:00) Derek Boyke has always had a love and ear for music. He just recently started playing guitar and singing about four years ago. Originally from Southern Illinois, Derek felt the need to move and expand the horizon of his dream and music. His style is a blend of Folk and Alternative. He has recently started recording at Populist Recording in Wheaton, IL, with his new and upcoming band, Starlight and Asphalt. To give an idea of his musical taste and background, some of his favorite bands are, Fleetwood Mac, The Strokes, The Lumineers, and Coldplay. 

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