| Mar 30, 2012
Many musicians have dreams. Some materialize. Others are broken. But singer and songwriter Julie Frost feels like Cinderella. After standing alongside Madonna onstage at the Golden Globes and accepting the award for co-writing the best original song in...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:18 AM
It all started in a private home in 1957 with a small group of folk guitarists learning the chords to “Sloop John B.” Now 55 years later Frank Hamilton, Win Stracke and the other founders of the Old Town School of Folk Music would hardly...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:26 AM
The Old Town School of Folk Music has had a lot of legendary and influential artists pass through its doors during its 55 years, and many of them have been documented on recordings that up until now have been available only to the school’s music...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:17 AM
As you might expect, we talk about the news a lot around here. But the story of Charlotte the Deer, the subject of our colleague John Kass's recent columns, has gotten a fair bit of talker traction -- for us and, apparently, for you.
Last week, Kass...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Tribute to Big Bill Broonzy
Friday, June 17
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Avenue
To purchase a copy of the book:
I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Any doubts that the fall season has gotten fully underway should be swept aside by this weekend's nearly brisk lineup of jazz offerings:
"Women of Chicago Jazz Piano": Jazz listeners tend to think of Chicago as a tenor saxophone town, and for good...
| Oct 20, 2012
Game on, "Rachel from Cardholder Services," wherever you are.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced it will award $50,000 to the person who comes up with the best technological solution to the problem of increasingly crafty robocallers who pepper...
| Oct 28, 2012
When my colleague Eric Zorn and I hosted our first Songs of Good Cheer, a holiday singalong, at the Old Town School of Folk Music, we thought we'd do one and be done.
But it was so much fun we did it a second year. And then a third. Now we're on year 14,...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:45 PM
When Chicago pianist Miguel de la Cerna was growing up on the South Side, the sound of jazzand blues, gospel and funk, R&B and soul was everywhere. It blasted out of clubs and apartments, car radios and storefronts, inspiring a kid growing up near 41st...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:24 PM
To purchase a copy of the CD:
Old Town School of Folk Music 4545 North Lincoln Avenue
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| May 18, 2012
You heard it here first: Now that our 2012 RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote winner has been slotted in, these bands comprise the best of the previously unannounced Bud Light Stage lineup at this year’s Taste of Chicago. You’ll be at all of...