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 (CDT) 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, June 2, 2023 Two Way Street Coffee House Friday Night Concert Series presents Jeff Black.

Boston’s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years.  Black’s songs have earned GRAMMY recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards. Although flying below the radar as a performer himself, he has been recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age. His flagship podcast “Black Tuesdays” circa 2005-2007 are classic imprints on the format and his catalogue of critically acclaimed albums continues to grow. Composing music for film and television, his credits include numerous indie-film soundtracks and a repertoire of songs cut by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Waylon Jennings, BlackHawk, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, John Oates, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush. Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.

“A Walk In The Sun” features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Jake Bugg), Jerry Roe (Alison Krauss), Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart). Produced by Jeff Black, mixed by Dave Sinko (Chris Thile, Punch Brothers).

20th Century Recordings is the remastered collection of Black’s famed original demos, bootleg cassettes of which created formidable buzz within the early ‘90s Nashville music community. It was this collection of now-iconic tracks like ‘Carnival Song’, ‘They’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone’ and ‘Just About Right’ – which would become a #1 country hit for Blackhawk – that secured Jeff’s signing to Arista Records for 1998’s Birmingham Road album that launched his career. 20th Century was originally recorded and has been newly mixed by two-time Grammy winner Dave Sinko, known for his work with Don Williams, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Chris Thile and Punch Brothers.

If you can’t join us in person, you can still tune in virtually to catch the show!  To make your donation to Jeff HERE or for more information visit