Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing

Skokie Public Library presents “Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing” April 24

SKOKIE IL -  The Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street will present folk artist Mark Dvorak in “Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing” on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 pm.


“Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing” is Dvorak’s entertaining and autobiographical remembrance growing up in the Chicago area and coming of age around folk music and the Old Town School of Folk Music.

“I’m an old melody and harmony guy,” said the singer from his home outside Chicago. “Grandma Dvorak belonged to a glee club for years and years and she knew all kinds songs from bygone days. My brothers and grew up around her singing and a lot those old standards have stayed with me.”

“We’re thrilled to have Mark back with us,” said Christie Robinson, Adult Services Manager at the Library. “Since 2020 we’ve had to reschedule this program times. It looks like it’s finally going to happen!"

Dvorak is busy at work on his 20th CD release and fourth book of essays, 31 Winters. 

The Chicago Tribune has called him “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” Dvorak has won awards for journalism and children’s music, 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 and in 2012 Rich Warren, long time host of The Midnight Special radio program named Dvorak “Chicago’s official troubadour.” 

For more information contact the Skokie Public Library at 847 673 7774 or visit www.skokielibrary.info. Learn more about Mark Dvorak at www.markdvorak.com.

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