Two Way Street Coffee House is Chicagoland’s most beloved folk and acoustic music venue, presenting weekly concerts and community events for over 50 years!  The show starts at 8pm (CST) and the doors open at 7:30pm. (Suggested donation $10).  We will also host this concert virtually.  You may access the livestream on, on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel.

On Friday, November 17, 2023 the Two Way Street Coffee House Friday Night Concert Series presents Carole Wise with Mark Abraham.

Carole Wise is a singer/songwriter from Brunswick Maine. Her music is sweet and soulful, drawing on a lifelong passion for education, the beauty of the natural world, and the adventures of finding truth through life’s challenges. Her music is also organic – grown and nurtured from the seed of a feeling or a visual. “I do not chase a song,” Carole says. Nature is where her spirit thrives and meditative walks are often the source of the seeds – as in the hawk she watched soaring above – that was the seed from New Frontier. Once planted in her mind and heart, Carole gifts it the time to grow.

Carole’s most recent release “Long Way Home” charted as No. 18 on Folk Radio in November 2021, and keeps moving forward from there. The album was co-produced by Carole Wise and Jud Caswell, and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jud Caswell of Frog Hollow Studio, Topsham, Maine. Carole’s vocal and acoustic guitar performance is accompanied by a stellar ensemble of Maine musicians: Mike Burd, Denny Breau, David Wakefield, April Reed-Cox and Jud Caswell.

Carole’s belief in her creative process flows into all of her creative genres: music, writing, photography, and painting. They are all reflective of her personal relationship to the world, and speak to the universal experiences of humanity. Whether at a music venue, a gallery showing, or a poetry share, Carole’s connection to her audience is the performance.

Mark Abraham was born in Hamilton, Ontario but spent his growing up years in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where he was surrounded by many great musicians and the traditions of the Celtic music of the area. Upon returning to Toronto for college Mark completed a degree in jazz performance (bass) and performed and recorded with dozens of acts during this time. In 2001 he joined the band Enter The Haggis with whom he recorded (11 albums) and toured with for the next 21yrs across North America and Europe as well as numerous television appearances such as “Live with Regis and Kelly”, A&E’s “Breakfast with the Arts” and a live nationally syndicated concert special on PBS, “Live at Lanigan’s Ball”. The group has also had several songs in the top 10 on Billboard’s World Music charts.

Since the beginning of 2023 Mark has been focused on producing and recording other artists at his studio as well as being the production manager at a live music venue in Freeport, Maine.

If you can’t join us in person, you can still tune in virtually to catch the show!  Make your donation HERE to Carole and Mark. Visit for more information.