In the 1960s, NYC’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of a revolutionary movement in the history of American music. A new wave of writers and performers, inspired by the folk revival of the late fifties, created introspective, socially-aware, deeply personal songs that deserve to be considered as a key part of the American Songbook alongside the pop songs being written uptown in the Brill Building and 1650 Broadway. These writers – Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Richard Farina, Fred Neil and Phil Ochs, to name just a few – changed the “folk” repertoire from traditional songs to songs sprung from personal, contemporary experience. This freewheeling session will explore the lasting legacy of that pivotal era.
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