Do., 01.12.2016 - 20:00 Uhr
NEAT - Hootenanny 1963
Theater am Olgaeck Stuttgart
Gastspiel NEAT - New English American Theatre
THURSDAYS @ TAO
English Language Entertainment
with The Greenwich Village Players & Guests
Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning celebration and an Appalachian colloquialism for party. Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a folk music party, at which different performers get up and play in front of an audience. During the early 1960s at the height of the Folk Music era, the club Gerdes Folk City in Greenwich Village started the folk music hootenanny tradition every Monday night, that welcomed performers known and unknown, young and old to step up to the microphone. Many musicians, from all over the USA and Canada, who formed contemporary musics foundation performed there for the first time or very early in their careers; among them Simon & Garfunkel, Doc Watson and Peter, Paul & Mary. Gerdes was the place where Joan Baez and Bob Dylan met for the first time and where Dylan debuted his song Blowin' in the Wind. Welcome to our folk music party!