Old Town School of Folk Music
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman is a Minneapolis native whose natural vocal and instrumental talent flourished as early as sixth grade when he formed and fronted his own hard rock band. Then, still in high school, he not only charmed his way into an audition for Shangoya, a reggae band of Trinidadians, he convinced his future bandmates of his capabilities, got the gig and fearlessly impacted their sound.
Billy Bragg stopped through Chicago as a one off concert en route home from his performance at Kansas City Folk Festival 2017. A perfect setting, Old Town School of Folk provided an intimate stage for this sold out show. Solo with only his guitars and a mic, Bragg delivers so much punch. Again proving lyrics and social commentary is not only powerful but essential, particularly in these times.