From Old Town to Greenwich Village:  An afternoon of the American folk revival

Ed Holstein with very special guest Steve Dawson

From Old Town to Greenwich Village: An afternoon of the American folk revival

Ed Holstein, Steve Dawson

Sat, February 22, 2014

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

From Old Town to Greenwich Village: An afternoon of the American folk revival
From Old Town to Greenwich Village:  An afternoon of the American folk revival
The folk revival of the 1950s through the mid-1960s on college campuses and folk music clubs not only brought new attention to country, gospel, and blues performers from the South, many of whom had never performed outside their regional homes, but it launched a new generation of songwriters who created a new American songbook that remains an important undercurrent to pop music today.

Renewed interest in the folk revival, thanks to the new Coens film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and recent reissue recordings by Dave Van Ronk and others, is driving this special bill, featuring Ed Holstein and Steve Dawson, representing two generations of Chicago singer-songwriters, and who both currently teach at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Spend a special winter afternoon discovering (or rediscovering) the music of the musicians who traversed between Chicago and New York City during this prolific period of American song: Bob Gibson, Odetta, Dave Van Ronk, Eric von Schmidt, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Eric Anderson — and original songs by Ed Holstein and Steve Dawson, who will perform separately and together. This show also marks Holstein’s Hideout debut!

Children are welcome. This will be a special Hideout event of music and storytelling you will not want to miss.
Ed Holstein
Ed Holstein
Ed Holstein has been a stalwart of the Chicago folk music scene for over 40 years. He has written a number of songs including “Jazzman” which have been recorded or performed by the likes of Bette Midler, Bonnie Koloc, Tom Rush, Steve Goodman, and Martin Simpson. He is also a featured performer on the Grammy-winning album Tribute to Steve Goodman. His unique blend of folk songs, blues, and humor always entertain.

In the early days of the Chicago Folk Boom Eddie and his late brother Fred Holtein performed at legendary clubs like The Earl Of Old Town and Somebody Else’s Troubles where folks like Goodman, John Prine, Bonnie Koloc, and others got their start. The Holstein brothers owned Holstein’s, a Chicago club that featured national touring acts until the late 1980s.
Steve Dawson
Steve Dawson
Steve Dawson is a singer-songwriter and the chief songwriter behind six critically acclaimed albums with Dolly Varden, the band he co-leads with Diane Christiansen. His two solo albums, Sweet Is The Anchor and I Will Miss The Trumpets And The Drums, were released in 2006 and 2010, respectively, both self-produced and recorded in Dawson’s home studio, Kernel Sound Emporium. Dawson has toured throughout the United States and Europe, both solo and with Dolly Varden. Born in California and raised in Idaho, Dawson first started in Chicago with Stump the Host, the band he founded in 1988. In addition to performing and recording, Dawson teaches songwriting and guitar at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com