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Eddie Holstein

by Eddie Holstein

A folk raconteur with a unique blend of folk songs, blues and humor in stories, anecdotes and audience interaction.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Love Me
2:56 album only
2. Buckets Of Rain
3:01 album only
3. Jazzman
3:40 album only
4. Back In The Saddle
4:32 album only
5. A Good Time
3:49 album only
6. Twelve Gates To The City
2:09 album only
7. The Cuckoo
2:58 album only
8. Swinging On A Star
2:22 album only
9. Intro to Who\'s Been Foolin\' You
2:14 album only
10. Who\'s Been Foolin\' You
2:49 album only
11. Shake Sugaree
2:52 album only
12. Drop Down Mama
4:15 album only
13. Bluebird Hotel
2:03 album only
14. Don\'t Think Twice, It\'s All Right
6:19 album only
15. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
2:57 album only
16. Blow Whistle Blow
3:23 album only
17. Done Laid Around
4:19 album only


Album Notes
Eddie Holstein has been a stalwart of the Chicago folk music scene for over 40 years. Eddie continues to perform today as well as teach at the Old Town School of Folk Music. He has written a number of songs, with Jazzman the best known, having been recorded or performed by Bette Midler, Bonnie Koloc, Tom Rush, Steve Goodman and Martin Simpson. His unique blend of folk songs, blues and humor always entertain.

In the early days of the folk boom, Eddie and his late brother Fred performed at legendary Chicago folk clubs like The Earl Of Old Town and Somebody Else’s Troubles where many performers like Bonnie Koloc, Steve Goodman and John Prine got their starts. Later, the Holstein brothers performed at their own club, Holsteins, on Lincoln Avenue, which drew national touring acts until closing in 1988.

Produced by John Abbey, this CD shows the full range of Eddie’s style with folk songs, blues and great guitar interlaced with humorous stories and anecdotes that delight his audiences. Bonnie Koloc, Jim Craig and Mark Dvorak as well as Peggy Browning, Maura Lally and Elaine Moore add vocal support. Included are Eddie’s songs, Jazzman and Bluebird Hotel, three Dylan songs, Buckets of Rain, Don’t Think Twice, If You Gotta Go, Go Now, John Prine's A Good Time, some blues and traditional songs as well as the cowboy song Back In The Saddle as an audience sing-along that goes a bit awry.



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Marc Hizer

Great! So glad Ed deceided to record...glad to hear his version of "Jazzman" again..Its been quite a while..many of these tunes bring back great memories for me, thanks Ed!

Wayne Specht and Janetmarie Specht Valiga

it's about time! I can even remember as far back when Jazzman and Bluebird Hotel song titles were stencilled on the small front windows at Orphan's in Lincoln Park!

Kathleen Murphy

As good as ever!!!
Have always enjoyed Ed, particularly in person, and this cd fits the bill. Love it!

Gib Foster

Can't wait to hear you new cd, old time good time,
Gib Fosater