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Thread #135383   Message #3088195
Posted By: Stringsinger
03-Feb-11 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk
Subject: RE: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk
Names not mentioned: Hoyt Axton, Steve Mann,Terry Kirkman and the Association,
Not much on Doug Weston, Roger McGuinn,

Other venues: The Penny University in San Bernadino and Folk Center in Clairmont.

Jerry McCabe had his guitar shop earlier than 1958 and there were informal concerts there before 1960.

Ed Pearl, who ran the Ash Grove started about the same time as the Troub but decided early on after a meeting at Newport Folk Festival with Alan Lomax to devote more toward traditional folk music talent then the pop stuff at the Troub. New Lost City Ramblers were a mainstay but so many greats played there. Many blues players also.

I appeared on the opposite bill with Dave Crosby at a now established laundry but in those days was a poor man's Troub called the New Balladeer. The Byrds came down to see Dave and had just signed their contract with Columbia that day. Hamburgers were being flipped in the back of the venue by John Kay, eventually to join Steppenwolf (another name not mentioned.) Born to be wild.

Oh yes, Jackie de Shannon (Put a Little Love in your Heart) at the Troub and the Grove
and also Rod McKuen.

Craig Doerge, Lee Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel were local musicians.
They formed a band called the "Section" which accompanied James Taylor.

My former student, Karla Bonoff played the Troub and I think so did Patty (Reagan) Davis.

I accompanied Hoyt Axton at the Troub.

Doug Weston was a case history in himself. Born to be wild.