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Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
03-Feb-11 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk
Subject: RE: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk
I've no problem in considering NY the center of the folk revival. Folks congregated around Washington Square/The Village and it was a lot easier for musicians to exchange songs and ideas...in southern California there was no central area. The folk scene was spread from San Diego to West Hollywood, from Venice to Pasadena, but in its way it was very vibrant.

There are not many venues left, here, for folk oriented artists on a regular basis. The two main ones I know of are both in the Pasadena area...Cal Tech Folk Music Society (college venue) and The Coffee Gallery Backstage which is operated by the fellow who ran The Ice House when it was a folk club back in the sixties.

By about 1970, my musical tastes had changed. While I appreciated many of the newer artists, I was not interested in them as a 'folk genre'.