Tuesday, May 6

Gerdes Folk City

Wikipedia - "Gerdes Folk City (sometimes spelled Gerde's Folk City) was a music venue in the West Village in New York City. Initially opened as a restaurant called Gerdes, by owner Mike Porco, it eventually began to present occasional incidental music. First located at 11 West 4th Street (in a building which no longer exists), it moved in 1970 to 130 West 3rd Street. It closed in 1987. ... Opening officially on January 26, 1960, Folk City was born in Greenwich Village, New York, and generated several waves of musical genres ranging from folk music to rock ‘n’ roll; folk rock to punk; blues to alternative rock, bringing the world a wide range of music from Pete Seeger to 10,000 Maniacs. From The Weavers to Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Judy Collins and Rev. Gary Davis, many musicians who formed contemporary music’s foundation performed there."
Apr 11, 1961: Bob Dylan plays his first major gig in New York City
NYT: September 29, 1961 - 20-Year-Old Singer Is Bright New Face at Gerde’s Club
WNYC - Vanished Venues: Gerde's Folk City (Video)
YouTube: Corrina Corrina {Gerdes Folk City 1962}, Talkin' New York - Gerde's Folk City, New York, April 1962, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean {Gerdes Folk City}, Doc Watson - Live, Gerdes Folk City 41:34, Arlo Guthrie - 1966 Gerdes Folk City, New York

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