Each November, The Harvard Square Business Association, in partnership with FOLK New England and Passim, celebrates Folk Music month in Harvard Square. The Square has long been an epicenter of critical thinking and social and political reform and nowhere was it more rampant than in the folk music scene that had its inception in the late 1950s at Club 47.
On Display at the Charles Hotel
Forever Young: Photographs from the Collection of Folk New England
Now through 11/30
Folk New England presents photographs and graphics memorabilia from the folk revival of the 1960s to the mid-2000s, crossing the generations. These photographs bear witness to some of New England folk music’s most important cultural moments. This exhibition features the works of photographic artists of the folk scene, including Dick Waterman’s pictures of blues musicians; Bob Morey’s mostly unseen work from 1967; John Byrne Cooke’s dramatic photographs of 1960s musical luminaries, more contemporary work from Barry Schneier, Melissa Bugg is also included.
Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, charleshotel.com, (617) 864-1200
On Display at Club Passim
Photographs from the Collection of Folk New England
November 11th – 30th
The musicians represented in this exhibit are some of the great American folk and blues masters who were either based in the Boston area or who played regularly at clubs in and around Harvard Square. While some may not be known as New England musicians, they made their mark on the development of New England folk music, and on the many musicians who followed in their footsteps, by performing regularly in this region and by hanging out with each other here in our community.
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, passim.org, (617) 492-5300