Traveling with Dayna Manning, is like traveling with a rock star, cause she is one. She’s had a record deal, several albums and can finger pick like no other person I know.
A couple weeks before we took off for Chicago for Drupalcon, Dayna reconnected with an old friend and tried to setup a gig while here in Chicago. Sure enough it happened, pretty much. Dayna got on the list to for an open mic night at a very hip(?) little restaurant called Uncommon Ground.
She was up against 10 or so other performers, but was by far the best taking home have the pot of tips. With her strong voice and amazing guitar playing she captivated the crowd as soon as she started. As the passion in her song was let out, the crowd was silent, not a word was spoken. When she finished the crowd roared and the compliments from the other performers continued throughout the night.
The restaurant was heavy with culture and showed it off throughout the whole place. Colours were everywhere, which made these photo below turn out so amazing. So thanks to Andrew for taking them for me as he was in a better spot.
Click on an image to see the bigger version or go straight to all of them on Flickr.