10/14/23: Country and Midwestern: Part 2, Who Was Win Stracke?

A discussion and screening of the history of folk music in Chicago celebrating the life and legacy of Win Stracke through conversation, musical performances, and screening of archival material from Media Burn.


Saturday, October 14th
The Hideout
1354 West Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL, 60642
Tickets and more information HERE. 21+

Who was Win Stracke? Co-founder of the Old Town School of Folk Music, lifelong friend of Studs Terkel and regular cast member on Studs’ Place, keeper of the memory of the Haymarket, WLS Barn Dance performer, and the guy tapped to write new verses for the state song when Illinois turned 150, among many, many other things. “Country and Midwestern” at The Hideout is series of events culminating in the centennial of the WLS National Barn Dance and inspired by Mark Guarino’s Country and Midwestern: Chicago in the History of Country Music and the Folk Revival (University of Chicago Press, 2023).



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