Bob Dylan & American Folk Music

Submitted by AWM on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:21pm
Bob Dylan & American Folk Music
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Folk music scholar and historian Ronald Cohen places Bob Dylan in the context of American and British folk music in the 1950s and discusses the culture from which Dylan emerged. This program is held in conjunction with our special exhibit BOB DYLAN: ELECTRIC.

Ronald Cohen was born in Los Angeles in 1940, and in the mid-1950s his brother discovered folk music, bringing home records by the Weavers, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and similar folk artists of the time. This started Cohen on the road to loving and collecting folk music. In the 1980s he began research on the folk music revival, resulting in RAINBOW QUEST.

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Second Floor
Chicago  Illinois  60601
United States
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