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Hoo, Boy, There's a Lotta Music This Week

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker appear at Two Way Street Coffee House on Friday.
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I know, we say that every week. But this week it's for sure, and every night.

Monday, May 12.

Sue Fink presents Mark Dvorak, Linda Smith, and Michael Smith at her "Songwriters in the Round" at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave, Chicago. 7 PM. $7.

Tuesday, May 13.

Surprise theme on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, with trivia and prizes. Live in-studio will be Alpaca Lips, aka, Bruce Foster and Ken Slauf. 8 PM. 90.9 FM or

Wednesday, May 14.

Bill Staines at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park. 7:30 PM.

Thursday, May 15.

Kristin Cotts and Katie Todd at Uncommon Ground, 1401 Devon Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.

Sue Fink at the Rolling Meadows Public Library, 3710 Martin St, Rolling Meadows. 7 PM.

Merv Collins at the Dannon Gallery 1810 Central, Evanston. That's right, Bob Dannon is back! 6 PM.

Friday, May 16.

Dean Milano and Ross Thompson at Just Goods, 201 7th St, Rockford. 7 PM.

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.

June's Got the Cash at Greenhorn Saloon and Eatery, 303 Bedford Rd, Morris. 9 PM.

Bill Staines at Brown Bag House Concerts in Warrenville. for more information. 7:30 PM.

David Ford Lykens at Larry O. Dean's Folk You, at The Horseshoe, 4115 Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.

Saturday, May 17.

Debut of The Lee Murdock Band at Tobias Music, 5003 Fairview Ave, Downers Grove. 8 PM. $20.

Kristin Lems at Starbucks, 4110 Dempster Ave, Skokie. 7 PM.

Mad Bread at Honky Tonk Bar B Q, 1800 S. Racine, Chiczago. 10:30 PM.

Buddy Mondlock and Mike Lindauer atTwisted Q Bar B Q, 2053 Ridge Rd, Homewood. 8:30 PM.

Chris Farrell at Sandwiche Me In, 3037 Clark St, Chicago. 7 PM.

Bill Staines at Bliss Manor House Concert, Northbrook. for details.

"Working Blue" with Mark Dvorak, Chris Walz, and Paul Kaye at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.

Jazzman Jeff Justman at The Palatine Farmer's Market, by the train station, in Palatine. 9 - 11 AM

Sunday, May 18.

Steve Justman at the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park St, Roselle. 1:30 PM.

Sons of the Never Wrong at Serosun Farm Lilac Festival, 45W489 Berner Rd, Hanmpshire. 3 PM.

Lee Murdock and Jazzman Jeff Justman at Lake County Folk Club, at In-Law's Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave, Guirnee. 7 PM. $12.

Donna Herula, and Robinlee Garber at Fuller's Pub, 3203 Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 9 PM.

Just thinking out loud (or on paper, or, actually computer screen) here. A lot of performers and venues are mentioned in this article. What if, just what if, all of them took a second to share this article with all of their friends and fans on Facebook? Think of the thousands and thousands of new people we could reach. Many of them would go catch a show, folk music would rise again, congress would raise the minimum wage, the Cubs would win the pennant, and there would be peace in the Ukraine. If not, none of that will happen. Just saying.

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