Our banjo runneth over this week.
Monday, April 21.
Robbie Fulks and Jon Langford at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. 7 PM.
Tuesday, April 22.
Earth Day Special (it being earth day and all), with Patchouli and Greg Cahill live in-studio on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM or www.wdcb.org. Free earth at the south gate. 8 PM.
Wednesday, April 23.
The Don Stiernberg Trio, plus Ella Gill in a benefit for Prevail, at Fitzgerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 7 PM. $30.
Andrew Calhoun at Potbelly, 1530 Common Dr, Geneva, today through Friday. Noon.
Thursday, April 24.
The Don Stiernberg Trio, plus Andy Brown and Jim Cox, at the Whiskey Lounge, 1012 Church St, Evanston. 7:30 PM. $10.
Equinox at the Globe Pub, 1934 Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 9 PM.
Cosy Sheridan at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park. 7 PM.
Friday, April 25.
Corky Siegel, Joe Filisko, and other harmonica mavens at The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM. $28.
Antje Duvekot and John Gorka at City Winery, 1200 Randolph St, Chicago. 8 PM. $20.
Acoustic Music Jam in Grayslake. Contact Jeff Justman at jazzmanjeffjustman@yahoo. com or (847)989-9634 for details.
Zachary Scott Johnson at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
Byron Roche at Sandwiche Me In, 3037 N. Clark St, Chicago. 7 PM.
Saturday, April 26.
Patchouli at Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St, Lombard. 7:30 PM. $15.
Michael Smith at Twisted Q Bar B Q, 2053 Ridge Rd, Homewood. 8 PM. $12.
Andrew Calhoun switches Potbellys (insert your own joke) and moves to 552 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn. Noon.
Sunday, April 27.
Small Potatoes Big Band, plus the Rounduop Repertory Players, at Woodstock Roundup Radio, 300 Front St, Harvard. 5 PM. Also, 1610 AM or www.harvardcommunityradio.com. $10 suggested donation.
Lee Murdock at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. 6th Ave, St. Charles. 2 PM.
Anne Hills at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 2 PM.
Tom Chapin continues the day-night double header at Evanston SPACE, 7 PM.
Mark Dvorak at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond, Oak Lawn. 2 PM.
Merv Collins at Beans and Leaves, 320 Ols McHenry Rd, Long Grove. 2 PM.
Jamie O'Reilly, live in-studio on "The Folk Show" with Ron Lewis. 89.3 FM or www.wnur.org. 10 - 12 AM
There, that ought to keep you out of trouble for a week. If everyone who is mentioned in this article, all the venues, and all of their fans were to share this on Facebook, our readership would skyrocket, the concerts would all be sold out, there would be a huge resurgence of folk music in this country, and all of the performers and producers, and the charities they support, would get rich. It's all up to you (no pressure).