Thursday, September 17

Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival


"In the 1950s and 1960s, folk music blossomed in New York City, especially in Greenwich Village, where clubs and coffee houses showcased singers like Pete Seeger and Odetta and nurtured a generation of newcomers, including Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Dave Van Ronk, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Peter, Paul and Mary. The multi-media exhibtition Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, featuring original instruments, handwritten lyrics, and video and film footage, traces the roots of the revival, its growth in New York, its major players, and its impact on American politics and culture during the tumultuous 1960s. ..."
Museum of the City of New York
NY Times: Review: ‘Folk City’ at the Museum of the City of New York
The folk rebellion that preserved free speech in Washington Square Park
amazon

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