Two new books for Folk School Lovers! "Blue Ridge Music Trails: Finding a Place in the Circle" by Fred C. Fussell - This guide features the Folk School, Clay’s Corner, and many other regional music destinations. "Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell" edited by Elizabeth McCutchen Williams A new title featuring the diary of Folk School founder Olive Dame Campbell. A must read! | John C. Campbell Folk School | Visit us at www.folkschool.org
Gerde's Folk City. Originally an Italian restaurant it started presenting folk music in January 1960 as the Fifth Peg; six months later the name was changed to Gerde's Folk City. Among other historic events it has it's place in the story of Bob Dylan...he played his first professional NYC show there, opening for John Lee Hooker, April 1961...he met Joan Baez there...on April 16, 1962, he played "Blowin' in the Wind" there for the first time in public..."
Mason Jar Music uses creative, ideologically-driven recording techniques. Check out their videos of my favorite banjo star, Abigail Washburn. Coincidentially, we were both inspired to pick up the banjo by the same recording and by the instrument's embodiment of what it means to be American.