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café espresso (former)

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The Café Espresso was a hub of folk music and community gathering for the arts colony in the early 60s. Folk artists like Joan Baez, Ramblin Jack Elliot, and Bob Dylan would perform here when they traveled up from NYC.

Bob Dylan wrote the bulk of Another Side of Bob Dylan in the White Room, an upstairs room that overlooked Tinker Street in the building.

Today, the building is home to the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

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gerde’s folk city (former)

from bob dylan, joan baez posted in music by tacopolis

Gerde's Folk City (or Gerdes) was one of the pivotal music venues for the folk music revival of the early 60s, and continued to feature many breaking musicians and bands until the lease was not renewed in 1987.

Originally located at this address, the venue moved to 130 West 3rd Street in 1970.

It was at this location, that Bob Dylan played his first professional gig supporting John Lee Hooker on April 11, 1961.

Dylan's performance at Gerde's on September 29, 1961 was reviewed in the New York Times by Robert Shelton, after which Dylan's career catapulted.

Gerde's is also the place where Dylan first met Joan Baez, and where he first played "Blowin' in the Wind" in a public performance.

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