PARK FOREST IL – The Unitarian Universalist Community Church welcomes Chicago folk music masters Eddie Holstein and Mark Dvorak to the Edgar’s Place stage, 70 Sycamore Drive, on Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 pm. General admission is $15.
Eddie Holstein is back on the performing circuit after recuperating from a medical procedure. Along with his brother Fred, Steve Goodman, John Prine and Bonnie Koloc, Eddie helped define the Chicago folk scene of the 1970s. His bluesy guitar style, engaging storytelling and original songs are the hallmarks of a distinguished performing career that has spanned five decades. His most well-known song, “Jazzman,” has been recorded by a number of artists including Pure Prairie League and Tom Rush.
Mark Dvorak’s name has become synonymous with Chicago folk music. In 2012 WFMT fm 98.7 Midnight Special host named him “Chicago’s official troubadour,” a sobriquet first given to Old Town School of Folk Music founder Win Stracke, and later to Fred Holstein, an early mentor to Dvorak. His songwriting has been called “wondrous,” and “profound.” His performance “an elegant balancing act of the traditional, the original and the powerful.” The Chicago Tribune calls him “masterful,” while SING OUT! magazine says, “Dvorak shines!” His 2011 Waterbug release, Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, received national airplay and rose to number 14 on the Cashbox Roots Music Report. In 2013, Dvorak published his first book of essays and poems, “Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road.”
For more information phone 708 481 5339. Visit the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Park Forest on the web at www.uuccpf.org. Visit Eddie Holstein’s page at www.fredholstein.com and visit Mark Dvorak at www.markdvorak.com.