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November 16 Folk Music At 50

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan on stage at Club Passim, when it was known as Club 47. Courtesy of Passim.

Folk Music At 50

Please join us for a lively evening of music and reminiscences of the Harvard Square folk scene over the past 50 years.

To help jog our memories Betsy Siggins, raconteur extraordinaire will refresh our knowledge of the wild days she spent in Cambridge with Joan Baez and Bob Dylan in the 60’s. Millie Rahn will moderate the discussion and there will be live music to intersperse the conversation.
Stay tuned for details of the musicians but mark your calendars, as this is an evening you won’t want to miss!

Back around 1958, a Harvard Square coffeehouse/jazz club reluctantly let a folksinger on stage, says folk historian, Millie Rahn.

“There was this performer around town, long hair, often barefoot,” Rahn says. “She had been playing some of the clubs across the river in Boston. And, of course, her name was Joan Baez.”

Ever since then, Club Passim has been the place to play for folk musicians in the Boston area. The place has a storied history: The greats of the 1950s and ’60s — Baez, Tom Rush, Bob Dylan — all played the room when it was called Club 47. Later, the club gave rise to singers such as Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega.

The music world has changed greatly. But the club’s continuing to turn out new talent both on the stage and in its music classrooms.

This event is kindly co-sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association.

Come join us on NOVEMBER 16 at 7 PM in the Meeting House, First Parish, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

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Free and open to the public.   ALL ARE WELCOME!



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