the traditional music scene in Chicago…
Hey everyone, I’m considering a trip to Chicago in early June, and just thought I’d submit a discussion to get some input from you folks on the traditional music scene there. If you could let me know of any events and concerts going on around then, any acoustic music shops or CD shops that cater to this style, and of course any sessions and general information/opinions about them, etc., I’d really appreciate it. Basically, if there’s anything of interest to the traditional musician in central Chicago or anywhere nearby easily accessible by public transit, let me know! I’ll note that I mostly play Irish and Scottish music, but I’m interested in Appalachian and bluegrass as well. Also, any input on the scene in general, opinions or suggestions would be much appreciated. I’ve never been, and before I schlep my bouzouki all the way there, I’d like to know if it’s worth it ;)
Additionally, I’ll be travelling with someone who doesn’t play music, so if a pub or other session location has other attributes, like good food, beer or something, or is near other landmarks, attractions, that information would be very appreciated as well 🙂
Thanks to any who contribute!