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Oct 22, 2018 2:00 AM – 4:00 AM
"Oh, yeah, that's The Midnight Special."
What do Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Woody Guthrie, John Gorka, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Jean Redpath, Bob Newhart, Robin & Linda Williams, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Odetta, Mitchell & Webb, Carrie Newcomer, Big Bill Broonzy, and Susan Werner have in common?
They and thousands of other traditional and contemporary folk performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and satirists fill a three hour entertainment that we call The Midnight Special. Original, offbeat, fun, and thought provoking WFMT's The Midnight Special is Chicago's, and through Internet streaming, the world's weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape.
The Midnight Special often airs live performances recorded by WFMT over the past 55 years that are not available commercially, including well-known artists appearing at Chicago area clubs, concert venues, the University of Chicago Folk Festivals and the comedy revues of Chicago's famed Second City.
One of the Frequently Asked Questions is, "If it's the Midnight Special, why doesn't it start at midnight?" That's a good question. It never has.
Eric Taylor Hemingway's Shotgun
Eric Taylor Texas Music Group 1995 US33C0414010
Guy Clark Hemmingway's whiskey
Somedays the song writes you Dualtone 2009 World CAZ700904106
Mary Chapin Carpenter Mrs. Hemingway
Songs From The Movie New Rounder 2014 USZO11314708
Woody Allen The Lost Generation (Live)
Some Goodies from Woody (Live) [The Dave Cash Collection] The Dave Cash Collection - OMP 2013 GBQRF1126408
Renée Fleming This Was A Real Nice Clambake
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (2018 Broadway Cast Recording) Craft Recordings USC4R1800663
Spider John Koerner Acres of Clams
What's Left of Spider John Ace Records 2013 GBES31300215
Connor Garvey Bright Morning
Meteors and Beating Hearts Mishara Music Rock USVUU1300200
Gordon Lightfoot Minstrel Of The Dawn
If You Could Read My Mind 143/Warner Bros. 1975 USRE19900458
Jaeger & Reid Oh What a Morning
From Way up Here Jaeger & Reid 2017 USHM81711677
Eric Andersen Violets Of Dawn
Violets Of Dawn EMI 2006 USVG29209269
Lead Belly Midnight Special
Bob Dylan's Jukebox ITL771333007