Steve Goodman

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Artist / Musician

When folks speak of the Chicago folk music scene of the 1970s and 80s, the name Steve Goodman invariably comes to the top of the list.
Not only was Steve an excellent singer, guitarist and performer, he was also one of the best songwriters of his time. His song The City of New Orleans shot to the top of the charts once it was recorded by Arlo Guthrie and won a Grammy for the version covered by Willie Nelson.

His performances at the Earl of Old Town, Somebody Else’s Troubles and other Chicago folk venues were nothing short of legendary.

He dominated the scene until his untimely death in 1984 due to Leukemia, but his anthem, Go Cubs Go is still sung by Chicago baseball fans every season.