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Re: Coffeehouses 1963-1968
Edited by Dave Hanley on 1/20/2020, 7:45 pm
I hung around Calgary’s The Depression Coffeehouse a lot in 1963-64. My fledgling group went to the open mike sessions, and there I learned I had better go back to school. Some of the other open mike performers did better: Will Millar (Irish Rovers), Keith Hampshire (“The First Cut is the Deepest”), Sid Marty (poet, author, performer), and of course, Joni Mitchell (then Anderson) who was mainly a paid performer. Two other folkies I remember as paid performers were Brent Titcomb, Peter Elbling. The Depression featured other acts besides folk music: poetry readings, comedy acts (Dave Broadfoot).
Glen Lees - please contact me by email.
I'm doing research on Canadian/US coffeehouses of the 60s, and would love to hear from anyone who was 'on the scene' in...
Calgary (The Depression, Folk & Blues Club)
Ottawa (Le Hibou)
Philadelphia (2nd Fret, Main Point)
Detroit (Wisdom Tooth, Chess Mate, Living End, Rathskeller)
...in the 1963-1968 time period. Mr Lees, perhaps?