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Saturday, May 20, 2023  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Tracy Grammer

with special guest Heather Styka

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

Called "a musician and singer of dazzling versatility” by No Depression, Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation's top folk festivals, including Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter.

"A brilliant artist" - Joan Baez

"One of the finest singers and musicians anywhere in folkdom.” - Boston Globe


Heather Styka

With a croon that brings to mind Billie Holiday or Patsy Cline, Heather Styka sings songs that "do more than raise a fist in anger or denote a moment of universal heartbreak” (PopMatters). Styka combines a melodic pop sensibility with the lyrical intimacy of folk and the grit of classic country to deliver songs that “feel as if you're peeking into her diary” (No Depression).

Styka's live shows feel as candid as late night conversation, peppered with a quirky sense of humor and confessional storytelling. Styka has toured nationally for over a decade and performed at Chicago rooms including the Old Town School of Folk Music, City Winery, Schubas, and Martyrs. She's been featured on WFMT's Midnight Special and Folkstage, as well as River City Folk and Bluegrass Situation. Styka was an official showcase artist at Folk Alliance International, FARM, NERFA, and SWERFA, as well as a two-time finalist in Kerrville New Folk. She is currently recording her sixth full-length studio album.