On the Air • 10.24.20

WFMT’s Folkstage features troubadour Mark Dvorak October 24

CHICAGO IL - 98.7 fm WFMT, Chicago’s home for classical and folk music welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its weekly program Folkstage on Saturday, October 24. at 8:00 pm central time. The live video and audio stream will be broadcast from the Hinsdale Unitarian Church, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. Due to pandemic restrictions, the performance is not open to the public.

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“Mark has been on our radar for a long time,” said Folkstage host Rich Warren. “He’s been a friend of folk music in Chicago and across the Midwest and we’re very pleased to present him just before our autumn pledge drive.”

Folkstage is a one-hour concert featuring some of the best traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. Each year, twenty-six concerts are broadcast live with an additional twenty-six broadcasts selected from over forty-five years of archival performances from various Chicago-area venues, including the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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The Chicago Tribune has called Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” He has recorded eighteen albums to date including Let Love Go On released earlier this year. Dvorak has won awards for journalism and children’s music, and was honored in 2013 with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2012 Rich Warren, long time host of The Midnight Special radio program named Dvorak “Chicago’s official troubadour.” 

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Rich Warren grew up in Evanston, Illinois. In 1983 he became a co-host of The Midnight Special, and sole host in 1996. In 1999, he launched Folkstage, a live concert series from WFMT’s Levin Studio. Warren has recorded more than a thousand folk music concerts and contributed to newspapers and magazines as a freelance technology writer and reviewer. In 2008 Folk Alliance International honored him as Folk DJ of the Year. In 2017 he was inducted by FAI into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame.

For information and to stream the show live visit www.wfmt.com.  To learn more about Mark Dvorak go to www.markdvorak.com.

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