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The Archives Podcast

By Old Town School of Folk Music

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Follow us to hear select recordings from the archives in our Resource Center; music by our teaching artists; and The Archives, a podcast showcasing the people, music and stories that have shaped Chicago’s vibrant folk music community. The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in traditions of diverse US and global communities. Visit for more information on classes, concerts, the Resource Center, and other programming at the Old Town School.

Customer Reviews

In depth and highly entertaining!!

I love this podcast! Just listened to the new episode, “Come for to Sing” and was extremely impressed with both the style of storytelling, and the interviews taken from the Old Town Schools archives. What a treat to hear from Studs Terkel, Pete Seeger, Dawn Greening and many others who played an integral part in the creation of the Old Town School. 10/10 would recommend to anyone interested in folk music of any kind, the Chicago folk scene, and the Old Town School of of Folk Music. Enjoy!!

Bringing the Folk Back to the School of Folk

In an era when Philip Glass plays The Old Town School of Folk Music, it is really great to discuss the roots of the Chicago institution and put the focus back on good ol' folk music (if only for the length of this fun and informative cast). I have only listened to the first four shows so far, but the hosts use the musical archives to fine effect: good music, good commentary, and even did some new interviewing. I know the Archives must have a lot of great material, so I look forward to continued explorations! Song gathering and sharing for the modern age.

Excellent dive into Chicago’s rich folk music past

Highly recommended for the attention to detail, both in music choice and storytelling. Listening to the podcasts about the Armstrong family opened my ears to their tunes, and I learned a great deal about their impact on folk music in the process. :)

The Archives Podcast
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  • Category: Music
  • Language: English

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