Where has the year gone? On Saturday, a large rodent usurps the weatherman in predicting the near future.
Tuesday, January 29.
Kristin Cotts cohosts on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, and Kate Early makes an in-satudio appearance. 90.9 FM, or wdcb.org. 7 PM.
Wednesday, January 30.
Bills Blues redux features, among others, Radislov Lorkavic. In the Indigo Lounge of the Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington, Evanston. 5:30 PM.
Mick Scott serenades your lunch at Potbelly, 2264 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. Noon - 2 PM.
Lucinda Williams, plus Doug Pettibone and Kenneth Brian at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7:30 PM. Sold out, so it doesn't matter what the ticket price is, right?
Thursday, January 31.
Louden Wainwright III at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM. $36.
A Bunch of Coconuts at Tiki Terrace, 1591 Lee St, Des Plaines. 7 PM.
Friday, February 1.
Lou and Peter Berryman at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette. 7 PM.
Chad Elliot at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove.
Saturday, February 2.
Dean Milano and John Bensichek pop out of the ground at the Eastgate Cafe, 102 Harrison, Oak Park. If Dean see his shadow, we get 6 more weeks of bass fiddle music. (Insert your own joke here). 7 PM.
Merv Collins performs a house concert in Chicago. ConcertKyla@gmail.com for details. 7 PM.
Michael Johnson and Carol Montage at Acoustic Rennaisance, 11 W. Maple St, Hinsdale. 8 PM. $20.
Sunday, February 3.
Tom Kastle continues his classes on shanty singing, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 2 PM.
The Andina and Rich Comedy Hour, with Sandy Andina and Stephen Lee Rich, online at reddragontv.tv. 7 PM.
See you at a concert. Come up and say, "hi." During a break, of course. Not during a song. That would be rude.