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Spring 2012 - Legends of Folk: The Village Scene
Greetings Fan Club Members and Friends, and happy spring!
The weather’s warming up, Bob’s heading for another joint, and we’ve got live music on our minds! We also happen to have a new DVD full of performances and more – Legends of Folk: The Village Scene – to offer up for one lucky winner.
Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, LEGENDS OF FOLK: THE VILLAGE SCENE celebrates the folk era in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. The epicenter of the folk, folk rock and singer songwriter movements, the Village, with its cafes and coffee houses, shaped one of the most important periods in American music.
This documentary contains a wealth of archival footage including quite a few full songs. Highlights are many, but some of our personal favorites are the clips of Mississippi John Hurt, Richie Havens, The New Lost City Ramblers, and a really young and adorable (well, everyone’s pretty young and adorable in this!) Maria Muldaur, grooving with Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Maria also provides lots of personal insights and stories through in-depth interviews, as do John Cohen, Peter Yarrow, an especially entertaining and endearing John Sebastian, and others. There are references to Bob by the various musicians interviewed throughout, most often in the context of him as the guy who changed it all, who went from soaking up all these influences to writing mind-blowing original songs and taking it all in a direction that no one had taken it before.
So, here we go, contest time! To enter and have a chance to win this DVD, answer the following question: If you had the opportunity to request one song from the Greenwich Village days that Bob would perform live at a show you were attending, what song would that be?
Feel free to elaborate and tell us why you’d pick that song, and send in your answer by the end of the day Monday, April 30 to qualify. We’ll pick a winner on May 1st. Thanks for playing and good luck!