Author Talk + Concert: Michael Gabriele’s New Jersey Folk Revival Music
New Jersey Folk Revival Music: History & Tradition
New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form. The saga began with the bawdy tunes sung in colonial-era taverns and continued with the folk songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. “Guitar Mania” became a phenomenon in the 1800s, and twentieth-century studio recordings in Camden were monumental. Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state’s folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses. Author Michael Gabriele traces the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience.
The talk includes a folk music performance. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Registration recommended. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
About the Author
New Jersey Folk Revival Music: History & Tradition is Michael C. Gabriele’s third book on New Jersey history published by The History Press/Arcadia Publishing. A lifelong Garden State resident, Gabriele is a 1975 graduate of Montclair State University and has worked as a journalist and freelance writer for more than forty years. He is a member of the executive board of the Nutley Historical Society and serves on the advisory board of the Clifton Arts Center.
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