Today’s (Sept. 18) Melodies & Memories program on The Byrds, touches on The Old Town School of Folk Music. The Byrds’ front man and guitarist, Roger McGuinn, was one of the institution’s first students, enrolling there in 1957 when it opened in the Old Town neighbourhood of Chicago in a rundown storefront building.
Founded by Folk musicians Frank Hamilton and Win Stracke, the school is dedicated to making music accessible to everyone. The current school in Chicago's Lincoln Park district is housed in a larger building with a 400 seat concert hall. Please join me at 2:30 pm for more information!