Of course, you'd better button up on the way there.
Tuesday, January 7.
Favorites of 2013, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or WDCB.org. 7 PM.
Friday, January 10.
Katie Dahl at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
February Sky at Unitarian Universdalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. James St, Geneva. 8 PM.
Whitey O'Day and Rachell Miller at The Irish Mill, 26592 N. Route 83, Mundelein.
Eddie Clearwater and the Will Jacobs Band at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 8 PM. $15 - $27.
Saturday, January 11.
Michael Smith and Patti Shaffner at Acoustic Rennaisance, 11 W. Maple St, Hinsdale. 8 PM. $18.
Mark Dvorak and Eddie Holstein at Edgar's Place, 70 Sycamore Dr, Park Forest. 8 PM. $15.
Jodi Walker's CD release party, with Jennie Bienemann, at the Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 9 PM.
Mad Bread at the Celtic Knot, 626 Church St, Evanston. 9:30 PM.
Whitey O'Day and Rachell Miller are back at the Irish Mill, 26592 Rt 83, Mundelein. Or perhaps they never left.
Sunday, January 12.
February Sky, plus Joe Wadz, at McHenryCounty College, 8900 Highway 14, Crystal Lake. 3 PM.
Remember Highland Avenue Coffee House, in Elgin? It was a terrific venue, run by Betsey Ducote. It could (repeat, could) return, if enough volunteers agree to help.You, perhaps? Maybe you could make the popcorn. Call Betsey at 630-915-3541. Let the phone ring for a minute, it takes longer to answer with her broken wrist. Feel better, Betsey.
A little coming attractions: Bryan Bowers will be in Evanston a week from Saturday, and then at a house concert in Wauconda on Sunday. Details in next week's article.