The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7940   Message #128024
Posted By: Barry Finn
25-Oct-99 - 11:21 PM
Thread Name: Jim Kweskin of jugband fame.:
Subject: RE: Jim Kweskin of jugband fame.:
Hi Woody, I don't think there's been a coffeehouse in the Beacon Hill area for at least 2 decades. Passim's has been a favorite for alot of the 60's performers, many started there or at the Club 47 as it was known before it was Passim's. During the 70's folk music was a bit scarce i& around Boston (well, relatively speaking anyway). At the time Passim's along with the Boston Folk Song Society & the one man dynamo folk music promoter, Peter Johnson (who, to those who know him has just resurfaced on the folk music scene after maybe 15 yrs) who all worked & assocated together kept the music rolling with the help of people like Jim K, Spider John, Dave Van Ronk & many of the Irish & Brittish Isle or which Peter was mostly responsible for. I think I'll start a thread on Peter. Barry