The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Friday, April 13, 2012 | 7:00 & 10:00 PM Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. $22 General Public/$20 Old Town School Members/$18 Seniors & Children BOX OFFICE: 773.728.6000 Stereotyped early in his career as the quintessential angry young man, Graham Parker was one of the most successful singer/songwriters to emerge from England's pub rock scene of the early '70s. Drawing heavily from Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones, Parker developed a sinewy fusion of driving rock-n-roll and confessional folk-rock, highlighted by his indignant passion, biting sarcasm and bristling anger. At the outset of his career, his albums crackled with pub rock energy, snide witticisms, and gentle insights, earning him a devoted following of fans and critics. Well into his 30-plus years in the rock-n-roll business, Graham Parker still combines indelible hooks, hints of British blues-rock revival, and a touch of reggae with biting political commentary. Gretchen Peters pens songs about "emotional thirsts that never get quenched have a quiet power all their own..." - Entertainment Weekly "No flowery prose, no false sentiment, no artificial anger or angst, just simple messages of life, love and loss wrapped up in elegant, organic arrangements. Peters has something of the same potent sincerity which makes Bruce Springsteen an enduringly fascinating songwriter." - Manchester Online




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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625, Chicago, United States

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