Mudcat Café message #3168349 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135000   Message #3168349
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
10-Jun-11 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: Urban Folk Music of the 1960s
Subject: RE: Urban Folk Music of the 1960s
My wife Ruth and I did a dry run into NYC last week to see where the school is, and on the way back, strolled down McDougal Street. Much to my astonishment and delight, I met the owner of the "Original Gaslight Cafe" which is re-opening after close to 40 years of odds and ends of stores. More accurately, it is the site of the Gaslight Cafe. You can't recreate the past, and probably just as well. The Gaslight was a life-changing experience for me from 1960-64. I'll forever be thankful for the countless hours I spent there, hearing great music, making a ton of friends, and cutting me performance teeth on the stage. I'm even more thankful that I've changed. We are all who we are because of who we were.