Chicago folk icon Chris Farrell at JustGoods Sept. 26

Staff Report

At 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, JustGoods, 201 Seventh St., Rockford, welcomes Chicago folk icon Chris Farrell to its Friday concert series.

For more than 35 years, Farrell has been an integral part of Chicago’s famed singer-songwriter scene. Honing his writing and performing skills while sharing the stage in the 1970s with such music legends as Steve Goodman, John Prine and Bob Gibson, Farrell has emerged with his own brand of songwriting and showmanship to carry on this proud tradition.

Farrell easily flows from ballads to satire, from off-the-wall humor to social commentary, while always finding room for that sweet melodic tune you’ll be humming on the way home.

Farrell’s touring has brought him all over the U.S. and abroad with memorable stops at Nashville’s Blue Bird Café, New York’s Folk City, and even Rick’s Café in Casablanca, Morocco.

Admission is free, although donations can be made directly to Farrell and autographed CDs will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be available.

JustGoods can be reached at (815) 965-8903, online at, or via e-mail to

Posted Sept. 24, 2014

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