Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) hosts a free virtual lecture by Bay Area broadcaster John Jensen titled “The Emergence of Folk-Rock,” on Thursday, April 8 at 6 pm via Zoom.
The audience will 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.
Jensen will discuss 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.
The presentation will include rare songs, studio sessions, and outtakes as this sound came into prominence.
More information is at midcolumbialibraries.org.
All MCL branches are open for "Curbside Plus," which includes limited in-branch browsing for books and materials and computer use, as well as curbside pickup and returns.
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