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The Folk It Up! Dinner Show (Anthony Bodnar Jr, Blake Korte, The New Switcheroo)

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)
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Native of the St. Louis, Mo metro area, Anthony Bodnar Jr. has performed around the country playing Original and Traditional folk songs to a wide range of demographics. Inspired by artists like Andy Cohen, Utah Philips, old-time traditional American music and the revivalists of the 20th century, Anthony continues to promote the music of the people.

Blake Korte was raised in Highland, Illinois. The Appalachian mountain dulcimer was the first instrument he learned to play thanks to his grandmother’s interest in old-time music. This interest was passed on and developed over time although Blake spent his formative years and early years of college performing with classical music ensembles and various musical projects with friends. All the while, he still maintained an appreciation and knowledge-base of folk music and some of its global permutations. Blake is a graduate of the music program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is a multi-instrumentalist focused on folk, bluegrass, country, old-time, and world music.

The New Switcheroo is a 4-member indie folk rock band based in Chicago. Featuring sublime vocal harmonies layered over lush instrumental arrangements, they create a rich sound, guaranteed to warm your insides, tickle your fancy, and rock you right out of your boots!