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Thread #32713 Message #3182568
Posted By: Roger in Baltimore
06-Jul-11 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Help: Blue Dog Cellar (Baltimore Coffee House)
Subject: RE: Help: Blue Dog Cellar (Baltimore Coffee House)
Don't remember the Blue Dog. I moved into Baltimore from the rural town of Westminster in 1964. I do remember the Foghorn. They were a music store on the ground floor and a folk club in the basement. I bought my first Tom Rush album there. I also had my Martin repaired there once. I remember seeing Judy Henske there. She was a petite young woman in a black sheath dress (very unfolkie, but very jazz). Hard to believe such a strong voice came from such a small person. I also saw Jesse Fuller there. I was a poor student and going there was a costly night for me, so I didn't see many acts.
I also spent many a summer evening at Patches 15 below. Being in Timonium, it was easy to reach from my rural home. I attended many an open mike. I saw some acts there, but I cannot remember any of them.
I also attended the Cellar Door in DC several times. Usually with a group of friends to save on transportation. Saw Steve Goodman and Tom Rush there. Tom Rush's opening act was a weird guy smoking, drinking, playing the piano and croaking some incredible songs, Tom Waits. I had never heard of him before that.
Just some memories. Back to work.
Roger in Baltimore (at least I used to be in Baltimore)