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Folkstage is an uninterrupted, one-hour concert featuring some of the best traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. The live concerts can be heard Saturday's at 8 PM on WFMT, immediately preceding The Midnight Special.

About 26 concerts per year are broadcast live from our studio in front of an audience. The remainder of the concerts are from our archives that stretch back 55 years, recent recordings made in the Chicago area, live broadcasts from the Old Town School of Folk Music, or recorded portions of our live studio concerts that were not previously broadcast.

The series is totally listener funded, and made possible in part by Nancy Clark, Andy & Becky Anderson, an Anonymous Family Foundation and the members of the WFMT Fine Arts Circle.


NEXT LIVE FOLKSTAGE:
  Saturday, November 18

Sons of the Never Wrong

Sons of the Never Wrong Not many folk bands make it past both diapers and drivers ed, but this trio has outlasted them all by simply crushing it with their incredible, original songwriting, signature 3-part harmonies, other-worldly arrangements, and hilarious stage banter. A trio made up of Sue Demel, Deborah Maris Lader and Bruce Roper, these three kinda mixed-up adults of perfect parentage are just crazy enough to enlist Beethoven as the inspiration for their 10th album. Huffington Post declares: "Their lyrics often have the narrative complexity of Leonard Cohen or the nimble wit of Noël Coward. Mention should also be made of the stream of instruments that flowed through the Sons' inexhaustibly dextrous hands during the night, and also of the gorgeous 3-part harmony that has become their vocal signature. They employ it sparingly, but when Roper's astringent croon, Lader's plangent warble, and Demel's athletic purr twine together like a braid, you can just about keel over from ravishment. Fortunately, it's is so crowded, there's nowhere to keel over to; the worst that can happen is a sort of semi-collapse onto your neighbor's shoulder. With any luck he's someone you know." Sons is an AltFolk trio from Chicago founded in 1992. They write and sing songs, and sometimes they even dance (which they say is scary). They just celebrated their 25th anniversary with a new album: Song of Sons!

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NEWS

 

Support Folk Music on WFMT. Your pledge votes for continued folk music programming on WFMT. Whether you donate $20 or $20,000 every donation counts. Phone 1-773-279-2100 or 800-USA-WFMT with your pledge this Saturday (10/28) between 8 PM and 12 midnight Central Time.

Very special pledge premiums for October 28

Fresh roasted coffee for Folkstage members provided by Alchemy Coffee, 416 Linden Ave., Wilmette (one-block west of CTA Purple Line terminus). (847) 251-4334


HOW TO GET TICKETS TO LIVE FOLKSTAGE CONCERTS
To attend WFMT's live broadcast Folkstage concerts in our studio, you must join the WFMT Fine Arts Circle for one year. The first year requires an initiation fee of $25 plus $250 per person as the yearly membership and request Folkstage as your thank-you gift. After the first year, Folkstage membership costs $250 per person per year. Memberships are non-transferrable. We ask that you join during one of our fundraising Fine Arts Circle fundraisers in April or November, during the time Folkstage or The Midnight Special is being broadcast. (We will accept memberships at other times during the fundraiser by prior arrangement.) We present approximately 26 live studio concerts per year, although we make no guarantee of the total number. Under no circumstances do we sell admissions to individual concerts. You must subscribe for the year to attend. Donations to the WFMT Fine Arts Circle are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All Folkstage memberships come with free parking for the concerts within yards of the door. If you have questions, please use our contact form.

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