Hometown: 
Chicago, IL

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.

Bloodshot Records is a proud partner with their recording arm Old Town School Recordings.  Diligent in their commitment to representing all that Chicago has to offer, Old Town fosters an environment of learning and community.    They've also got one of the finest performance venues in the world and have hosted a dizzying array of talent over the years.

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 addition, we have released 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 http://www.oldtownschool.org.

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