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I Believe I'll Go Back Home: Roots And Revival In New England Folk Music

Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston MA

Nov 23 2021
I Believe I'll Go Back Home: Roots And Revival In New England Folk Music

Between 1959 and 1968, New England saw a folk revival emerge in more than fifty clubs and coffeehouses; a revolution led by college dropouts, young bohemians, and lovers of traditional music. From Club 47 in Harvard Square to candlelit venues in Amherst, musicians and audiences alike embraced folk music and progressive ideals. While the Folk Revival was short-lived, the youthful attention that it spurred played a crucial role in the emerging civil rights, world peace, and back-to-the-land

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