Feline Friends hosts Chicago folk concert

CHICAGO IL – Feline Friends Chicago presents two consummate Old Town School of Folk Music artists, Christopher Walz and Mark Dvorak, in an intimate house concert to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organization that has advocated for the proper treatment of companion animals since 1998.

The concert takes place on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 pm in a private home near Irving Park Road and Lincoln Avenue on Chicago’s north side. Donations can be made online at felinefriendschicago.org/donate.html.

Christopher Walz became interested in the guitar as a teenager while growing up in upstate New York. There he fell in love with the music of rural artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Wilie McTell. He then developed an interest in bluegrass music and wound up spending four years touring the world with Chicago’s preeminent bluegrass band The Special Consensus.

In 2012 Mark Dvorak was named “Chicago’s official troubadour” by WFMT 90.9 Fine Arts Radio. He has recorded sixteen albums to date and is the recipient of the 2014 Folk Alliance International FARM Lantern Bearer Award. His songwriting has been called ‘wondrous,’ and ‘profound.’

Attendance to the concert is by reservation only. Admission is $20 and all proceeds benefit Feline Friends Chicago. Contact Ria Majeske to make your reservations at RMajeske at aol.com or by phone at 773 275 0590.