Class: Folk Rock 1.0 Series: Urban Folk Revival
“Folk Rock 1.0” is a four-session course presented by Charley Walters that will devote one session each to different stages in the musical genre’s development, and utilize music and photographs.
The Urban Folk Revival
Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio, Phil Ochs, Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Peter, Paul & Mary, et al
“Dylan Goes Electric”
The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Tim Buckley, the Mamas and the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, et al
Beyond The United States
Joni Mitchell, Donovan, Fairport Convention, Ian and Sylvia, Steeleye Span, Gordon Lightfoot, Nick Drake et al
“The New Mainstream,” “Freak Folk,” etc.
Charley Walters programs and hosts Island Blue Notes, a weekly blues and jazz show on Nantucket radio station 97-7 ACK-FM. From 1982 to 2006 he owned and operated Musicall (Nantucket’s only record store), and in the 1970s he reviewed albums for *Rolling Stone* and *The Boston Phoenix*. He was also a contributor to the books *The Rolling Stone Record Guide* (1979) and *The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide* (1985). In 1979 Grosset & Dunlap published his history of Fleetwood Mac.
Walters has taught five other courses at the Atheneum:
*Blues 1.0* (2016 and 2017)
*Blues 2.0* (2016)
*1967: The Year the Music Changed* (2017)
*The Record Producers* (2018)
*The Record Companies 1.0* (201
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Masks are required.