A Handful of Songs

Cafe Carpe remembers folk legend Art Thieme July 23

FT. ATKINSON WI - Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water Street welcomes singer and guitarist Jim Craig, Chicago folk troubadour Mark Dvorak and C.T. Thieme for a special in-the-round remembrance of folk legend Art Thieme titled “A Handful of Songs.”


The event takes place on Saturday, July 23 at 8:30 pm.

Art Thieme who passed away in 2015,  would have been eighty-one on July 9. “Of the hundreds and hundreds of songs in my dad’s repertorie,” said C.T. Thieme, son of Art, ‘A Handful of Songs’ was about his favorite.” 


The elder Thieme learned  “A Handful of Songs” from friend, songwriter and Janesville native Jerry Rasmussen.

For nearly four decades Chicagoan Art Thieme took his intimate style of singing, storytelling and humor across the country, earning a reputation as a master of the American folk balled. He made regular visits to Wisconsin venues in Milwaukee, Madison and Ft. Atkinson. “Dad could take an entire auditorium of people and make them feel like they were in his living room,” said C.T. Thieme. “He was a great person, a great man.”

C.T. Thieme, who continues to perform a handful of songs from his father’s repertoire, will be joined on stage by longtime Cafe Carpe favorites Jim Craig of Deerfield, Illinois and Mark Dvorak from Chicago. The three will perform in-the-round highlighting stories and songs in remembrance of Art Thieme and his legacy of folkways music making.


Phone (920) 563-9391 for ticket information and reservations. Or log onto www.cafecarpe.com.

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