Alan Bayert is from Chicagoland: the city (Lakeview), Berkeley, DeKalb, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn. Interested in music since he was 5 and sang for cookies. Refined his craft in churches, weddings, coffeehouses, parties and, like so many others, the cloister of his dark, acoustically-imperfect basement. Loves playing in church: great acoustics, polite crowd, few available projectiles. Member of the Ad Hocs. Turned down an invitation to sing in Rex Carroll’s band. Not rich and/or famous but has a rock-star family: Kathy, Henry, Gretchen and Eleanor Rigby.