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Urban Twang is known for their compelling songs and their gorgeous three-part harmonies. Shades of folk, alt-country, Americana, and roots music come together through the dynamic vocals of Trish Clausen, Caroline Cowan and Meaghan Hurley.
Founded by Trish Clausen and Max Twang, the band has been producing their brand of Americana for over two decades garnering a fan base that is as indiscriminate as their music. With a resumé that boasts opening for nationally touring acts, songs appearing in indie films, and numerous performances for radio and Television, Urban Twang is still gathering a new generation of fans to enjoy their music.
Urban Twang is:
Trish Clausen / Lead and Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Harmonica
Max Twang / Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin
Caroline Cowan/ Harmony and Lead Vocals
Meaghan Hurley / Harmony and Lead Vocals
Molly Rife / Cello
The Chicago Tribune called him “masterful” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012 WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him Chicago’s “official troubadour.”
Mark Dvorak has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released eighteen albums of traditional and original music including Waterbug’s acclaimed Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, and 2019’s independent release, Brand New Wings.
Dvorak has won awards for children’s music, journalism and was honored in 2013 with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.