Next Tuesday, The Old Town School of Folk Music will be releasing volumes 2 and 3 of their "Songbook" series on Bloodshot Records. While obviously this is a CD release, not a couple of books of sheet music, the songs featured on the compilation do actually come from the school's classic songbook curriculum of ballads, love songs, sea chanties, pop songs, work songs, old-time religious tunes, etc. Artists featured on the comp include The Zincs, Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Amy Allison (daughter of Mose Allison), Amy Nelson & Cathy Guthrie (Folk Uke, daughters of Willie Nelson & Arlo Guthrie) and some of Old Town's very own faculty members. The following Saturday (8/4) there will also be a CD Release Concert at Old Town, check out of the full details after the jump.
Download: The Zincs - "Simple Gifts"
Download: Nora O'Connor - "Home on the Range"
Old Town School Songbook CD Release Concert
Saturday, August 4th, 8pm
Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 N Lincoln Ave., 773.728.6000)
Co-sponsored by: WNUR and The Chicago Reader
Tix: $12 or $10 w/ OTS membership
Featuring performances by: Tangleweed, The Zincs, Jimmy Tomasello, Laura Doherty, Chris Farrell, Nathaniel Braddock (Joan of Arc / Ancient Greeks), The Old Town School Jug Band Ensemble, Eric Lugosch, Emily Hurd, Chris Walz,
Nora O’Connor (cancelled), Ted & Marcia Johnson, Cat Edgerton, Steve Levitt, John Abbey, Gregg Ostrom and Kerry Sheehan (and even more to be announced!)