Musician, historian, and radio personality Clarence Goodman has been all over the place and all over the map. From entertaining senior citizens at retirement communities to performing at wine bars, and from giving "virtual tours" based on Chicago history to leading actual physical tours around the Windy City and to hosting inciteful, provocative radio programs, he has quickly earned a reputation since returning to his hometown.
When it comes to music, his artistry knows few limits. His songbook spans generations and genres, dipping into to the catologues of artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Billie Holiday. An hour-long show at a retirement village may find him playing "Stardust" one moment and "San Antonio Rose" the next.
One of his evening performances is sure include sprinklings from pop legends in addition to his own compositions. A reviewer in Richmond Virginia described him as a cross between Bob Dylan and Sam Cooke. Please refer to the home page for upcoming public performances.
If all this weren't enough, Mr. Goodman is also the accompanist for Miss Carole & Macaroni Soup, active music for children. You may visit her site at macaronisoup.com.
If you have an interest in Chicago history, he is your man. He has not only been called "...a history savant...", but his Al Capone and Serial Killers Tours helped Weird Chicago Tours to become one of the most recognized tour companies in the Second City. Since working with Tours By Locals, Chicago Trolley Company & Double Decker Buses, Chicago Hauntings, and Weird Chicago Tours, Mr. Goodman has created his own service - C Chicago Tours! - specializing in Chicago's unique past. In addition to actual tours of historic sites, he has perfected the "virtual tour" over more than a dozen Chicago-themed subjects. Please refer to the home page for upcoming public tours. For information about booking him for a show or a tour or to buy one of his CDs, kindly email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 312.623.2610.
For those of you who've been wanting to take one of his public guided tours, you may now do so as he is the primary guide for Chicago Prime Tours. Visit them at chicagoprimetours.com for more information.