Concerts & Events

Friday, May 11, 2018  ♦  8:00 PM

Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence / Walter Salas-Humara

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • $22 General Public
  • $20 Members
  • Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence

    Robby Hecht

    Robby Hecht, based in Nashville, is a classic singer-songwriter in the vein of James Taylor and David Wilcox. In many ways his music is an antidote to the hectic, thoughtless, sometimes crass and careless world we all confront today. Robby is thoughtful, deliberate, insightful and compassionate. If there is a melancholy thread in his lyrics and music, it is one justified by the feelings and circumstances he elucidates and it is impossible not to share his emotions with him.

    “Robby Hecht sings like a whisper, like a hesitant truth that simply can't go unsung anymore. His songs can invoke starry nights and fog rolling in on the beach.” - No Depression

    Caroline Spence

    While Caroline Spence may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America's past, the young songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. Having won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground, Caroline has delivered a record to meet the expectation: Quite simply, 11 songs of gorgeous Americana that remind us of why we fell in love with the genre in the first place.

    NPR dubbed her “one to follow” and American Songwriter Magazine called her latest album, Spades & Roses "an album of stunning beauty and lasting impact.” Rolling Stone named Caroline as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.”

    Walter Salas-Humara

    A Cuban-American whose parents fled Castro's Havana with him still in the womb, Walter Salas-Humara was raised bilingual just across the Florida Straits in Fort Lauderdale. College at University of Florida in Gainesville and a residency with the Vulgar Boatmen left him with a lifelong habit of Mudcrutch/Tom Petty-style crunchy guitar riffs. Chasing the punk prairie fire to New York just in time to sift through the ashes, he formed The Silos in 1985 with guitarist Bob Rupe and violinist Mary Rowell, plugging the main cable of American rock idiom into the jerry-rigged soundboard of Velvets-era feral experimentalism. The unlikely result, as evidenced by About Her Steps (1986), the seminal Cuba (1987) and their RCA debut The Silos (1990) was a loose-limbed conceptual country-rock that in turn influenced (if not outright inspired) the alt-country No Depression movement just around the corner.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000