Two Way Street Coffee House – Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern
July 22 @ 7:30 pm
Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern – July 22, 2022
Two Way Street Coffee House is returning to LIVE SHOWS at the venue!! Join us once again in this magical space for live acoustic music. The show starts at 8pm (CDT) and the doors open at 7:30pm. (Suggested donation $10). We will also host this concert virtually. You may access the livestream on www.twowaystreet.org, on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.
On Friday, July 22, 2022 Two Way Street Coffee House Friday Night Concert Series presents Chris McIntosh and Alvin McGovern.
Folk duo Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern have been playing, singing, teaching, and mentoring in the greater Chicago area since the early 1980’s. Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) said as much when they honored Chris & Alvin with their 2008 Lantern Bearer Recognition award.
Although they typically perform alone, McIntosh & McGovern occasionally have a bass player. Two of them have been Marilyn Cummins, who they met through the Old Town School of Folk Music, and Ellen Dassow, Alvin’s goddaughter. They are also members of The Beatleleles (beet′l·lay′lees), a ukulele-centric Beatles cover band.
Chris McIntosh is a founding co-organizer of the Free Range Ukulele Society of Oak Park. If you’re interested in playing ukulele, see our web page for more information.
On December 19, 2012, Chris was one of the people interviewed at the Harrison Street Ukulele Players’ Christmas Party and was featured a couple of times during the video about the event shown on WGN TV News that evening.
In addition to being a performer in his own right, Alvin McGovern has been a teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music since 1974.
From 2000 to 2012 Alvin was the primary accompanist for Miss Carole’s Macaroni Soup!, “Active Music for Kids!” He also played and sang on her first six recordings, and co-produced three of them.
On January 9, 2012, Alvin was at the opening of the new Old Town School of Folk Music building, and made a couple of background appearances in a video about the event shown on television that night.
If you can’t join us in person, you can still tune in virtually to catch the show! Make your donation HERE to Chris and Alvin. Visit www.twowaystreet.org for more information.