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Chicago Folk Artist Andrew Calhoun with Special Guest Hugh Blumenfeld

May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Singer-songwriter & Folk Musician, Andrew Calhoun performs in a rare appearance at The Buttonwood Tree, with Special Guest, Hugh Blumenfeld! Two legendary singer-songwriters in concert; Andrew also performs folk songs, ballads, and songs of Robert Burns to their original melodies.
Andrew Calhoun is a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and fine traditional singer as well… fascinating and unpredictable. —Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory
Andrew Calhoun’s innovative music is rooted in tradition. In over forty years as a performer he has cultivated a prismatic repertoire including original songs, Irish and American folk songs, Anglo-Scottish ballads, folk spirituals, poems and songs by writers such as Dave Carter, Mary Oliver and Robert Burns. His recordings have been released on Hogeye, Flying Fish and Waterbug Records.
2017, 2012 – Lantern Bearer Award, Folk Alliance Region Midwest
2014 – Lifetime Achievement Award, Woodstock Folk Festival

Hugh Blumenfeld has been called “a songwriter’s songwriter,” ranging from romantic ballads to biting satire. The Boston Globe described his work as “words and music full of passion and poetry” while DJ/columnist Ed McKeon calls him “as sharp a political and social satirist as any songwriter writing today.”




May 2, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT