[act-ma] PRESS RELEASE for "FOREVER YOUNG: at Cambridge Forum: November 16

director at cambridgeforum.org director at cambridgeforum.org
Thu Oct 27 12:26:22 PDT 2016

For immediate release:


Cambridge Forum celebrates the legacy and future of folk music as it  
marks the beginning of its 50th anniversary.  Join us for a lively  
evening of music and memories from the early days of the Harvard  
Square folk scene to the present day state of the Americana genre.

Join us on NOVEMBER 16 at 7 PM in the Barn Room, First Parish at 3  
Church Street in Cambridge.

Betsy Siggins, raconteur extraordinaire, will recall her early days at  
the legendary Club ‘47 in Cambridge, with Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.  
Folklorist Millie Rahn will moderate the conversation, which will be  
interspersed with live music from multi-instrumentalist and  
songwriter, Jake Armerding.

Back in the ‘60s, Club 47 was the place to play for folk musicians in  
the Boston area and all the greats performed there including Maybelle  
Carter, Doc Watson and Muddy Waters.  The space eventually morphed  
into today’s Club Passim, which has given rise to some of the top  
musicians in the folk world, like Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith and  
Suzanne Vega.

The music scene has changed greatly over the past 50 years, when  
Cambridge Forum first captured the spirit of the times. But Harvard  
Square and Club Passim continue to turn out fresh and exciting talent,  
that reflect many of the influentials trends in today’s music  
industry. In the tradition of the Club ’47 legends, musician Jake  
Armerding embodies the consummate hard-working troubadour. He hails  
from a Massachusetts family of musicians, in which he honed his  
songwriting skills, while also becoming an accomplished fiddle,  
mandolin and guitar player. Jake will perform some of his own songs  
throughout the evening in addition to some classic gems from the Dylan  
days. So come on down and enjoy!

Free and open to the public.

This event is made possible by funding from the Lowell Institute and  
Harvard Square Business Association, which organizes November as Folk  
Music month in Harvard Square.

Betsy Siggins also represents Folk New England, where she founded the  
New England Folk Music Archives.

CONTACT: MARY STACK 781-424-5205
director at cambridgeforum.org

Mary Stack, Director
Cambridge Forum
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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