According to his official bio, folk artist Cam Penner spent over 10 years in Chicago working at soup kitchens and homeless shelters helping people overcome the daily struggles of life. That experience, not surprisingly, was something that he drew on when it came to song-writing.

Tonight, Penner is in town to play a show at Artesian on 13th (show at 8 p.m., tickets $12 advance and $15 door). To close, here’s video of Penner performing “Driftwood” with guitarist John Wood: