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Old Town School Recordings

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Bloodshot Records is proud to partner with the acclaimed Old Town School of Folk Music and their newly formed recording arm Old Town School Recordings. A Chicago mainstay, the Old Town School of Folk Music has been around since 1957, offering classes and live performances from some of the world’s most respected musicians. Diligent in their commitment to representing all that Chicago has to offer, Old Town fosters an environment of learning and community.

The Old Town School of Folk Music plays a unique role in Chicago's cultural community. The School is the only organization in Chicago dedicated to teaching and fostering traditional music and cultures from around the world. Today over 6,000 students attend over 500 classes each week, and some 70,000 attend the Schools concerts annually. Outreach Activities reach over 3,000 youngsters who typically lack access to arts programs.

In the coming years, we will be releasing recordings made at the School over the last half century featuring many of the giants in the fields of bluegrass, folk, world, blues and country music. In addition, we are releasing the recordings of the Wiggleworms program—the School's highly acclaimed early childhood music program.

The Old Town School is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. For more information, go to



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