New York Living Legacy – The Folk Music Renaissance

jean bwAs part of its ongoing NY Living Legacy Project, The Egg Performing Arts Center will explore New York’s folk music legacy – from the storied underground folk music renaissance in Greenwich Village to the national folk boom to the creation of retreats upstate.

The project will include special exhibit of photographs by George Pickow, instruments and other memorabilia donated by the estate of folk music legend Jean Ritchie, a community outreach tour featuring folk music master Happy Traum and a series of mainstage concerts at The Egg.

NEW YORK FOLK LEGACY EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION & CONCERT:  The opening of the exhibit on Sunday, March 6 at 2 PM will include a reception followed by a concert  featuring guitarist Peter Pickow (son of Jean Ritchie and George Pickow) and mountain dulcimer players David Massengill and Susan Trump.

The opening reception is free and open to the public, however reservations are required by calling 518-473-1845.

The exhibit will be open for viewing prior to public performances through May 20.

HAPPY TRAUM: FROM THE GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLK REVIVAL TO THE WOODSTOCK MUSIC SCENE 

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With colorful anecdotes and incisive memories, and the aid of vintage photos and music clips, Happy Traum relates some of his adventures as an active member of the New York folk revival; his arrest for civil disobedience; his participation in what has become known as the “Great Folk Singer’s Riot” in Washington Square; and his friendships with some of the leading folk artists of the day.   Happy was a regular in the Washington Square Park jam sessions, studied blues guitar with Brownie McGhee, and with his group,  the New World Singers, were the first to perform and record “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Don’t Think Twice.”

Happy recounts his friendship with Bob Dylan in Woodstock, as well as his association with Allen Ginsberg, George Harrison, Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk and many other notables on the scene. Happy punctuates his remembrances with powerful renditions of songs and guitar solos from the “folk era” and beyond.

March 10, 6:30 PM:  Schenectady Public Library, 99 Clinton Street Ext, Schenectady, 388-4500

March 11, 7:30 PM: WAMC Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave, Albany, 465-5233 Ext. 4

March 12, 2 PM,  Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, 584-7860

March 12, 7 PM: Folklife Center @ Crandall Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, 792-6508 x239

 March 13, 2 PM: Clifton Park Half Moon Library Center, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, 371-8622

 ALL THESE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

MAINSTAGE CONCERTS AT THE EGG

Joan BaezFriday, March 25, 8 PM

David Bromberg Big BandSunday, April 3, 7:30 PM

Arlo Guthrie – 50th Anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant”Friday, May 6, 7:30 PM

Judy CollinsSaturday, May 14, 8 PM

Roger McGuinn, Thursday, May 19, 7:30 PM