The Emergence of Folk-Rock with John Jensen

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Age 13+

Take a fascinating, informative, and entertaining journey with Bay Area broadcaster John Jensen as we explore the beginnings of the folk-rock movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s. You'll hear the early pioneers of traditional folk music like Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives, and The Weavers, who were the forerunners when folk went mainstream in the late 1950s with the likes of The Limeliters, The Kingston Trio, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. You'll hear the moment when folk-rock burst on the scene with the groups who revolutionized the sound like The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas and the Papas, The Lovin' Spoonful, and many others. You'll hear rare songs, studio sessions, and outtakes as this sound came into prominence. 

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