Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s


Peter Lewis

Moby Grape

Elvis Perkins

Jesse Colin Young

Pegi Young

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.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate