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The Folk Boom
September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Following hot on the heels of America’s Jazz Age, folk music exploded onto the American mainstream in the early 1950s. The Folk Boom explores the songs and stories of the men and women whose talents and personalities redefined American culture and, in turn, shaped the world in which we live today. The Gathering Dark embark upon a musical journey from the Weavers recording of “Goodnight Irene” in 1950, to 1958’s Tom Dooley and its Western North Carolina origins, and culminating in Bob Dylan going electric at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. Hear the songs and the stories behind them as The Gathering Dark celebrate the musical and societal significance of folk music.