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Wednesdays – The story of the American Folk Music Revival of the 1960’s

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Wednesdays – The story of the American Folk Music Revival of the 1960’s

8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24& 8/31 @ 11:00 AM/CH

Instructor: Steve Pollack

Blowin’ In The Wind – The story of the American Folk Music Revival of the 1960’s. – Peter, Paul and Mary, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton and so many of the famous folk singers of the 1960’s owe their fame and legacy to the roots of “Americana-type” music brought to us through generations of unknown composers of ballads, hymns, spirituals, work songs, chain gang songs and “hillbilly music.” The works of such greats as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, Harry Burleigh and John Jacob Niles made it possible for the 60’s generation of American singers to bring their social and musical message to America during a time of the Vietnam War, Civil Rights strife and the Cold War with the USSR.