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La Cave Reunion Festival hosted by WCSB 6/25 & 6/26

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La Cave Reunion Festival hosted by WCSB 6/25 & 6/26
May 19, 2010 01:00AM
La Cave was Cleveland's premier folk/rock club during the 1960s. It opened in 1962 and closed in 1969. In between, musical history was made along with some very good times. Artists such as Phil Ochs, Arlo Guthrie, Gordon Lightfoot, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Ian, Mama Cass Elliot, Simon & Garfunkel and many, many other international greats got their start at La Cave. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is considering La Cave for its Landmark designation.

La Cave is planning a Reunion Festival June 25 and 26, 2010 at Wilbert's Food & Music, 812 Huron Rd. The Festival will feature shows by three great and historic folk artists and special guests. WCSB is sponsoring the shows, as is the Rock Hall.

On Friday, June 25, Josh White, Jr headlines. After appearing in several Broadway plays, Josh began his recording career in the early 60s, following in the footsteps of his father, the legendary and groundbreaking folksinger Josh White. Josh Jr. played at La Cave, and what makes this appearance particularly meaningful is that his father was the very first performer to appear at La Cave when it opened in 1962.

Opening for Josh is Tom Evanchuck, who just released his 2nd CD titled "Tom."

On Saturday, June 26, Brewer & Shipley headline. You'll remember this acoustic duo's #7 1971 single "One Toke Over the Line," and other hits, including "Tarkio Road," "Indian Summer," and "Witchi Tai To." Brewer & Shipley also played at La Cave (Tom Shipley is from the Cleveland area).

Opening for Brewer & Shipley will be Carolyn Hester. Carolyn was one of very few females of the new generation of early-'60s folksingers, along with Joan Baez and Judy Collins. Known for her beautiful singing voice, she was also significant in folk history for having a then-unknown 19-year old Bob Dylan play harmonica on her 1961 album "Carolyn Hester," launching his recording career.

Both days start with a cookout, storytelling and reminiscing, performances by former La Cave regulars, and much more. Join us as we celebrate La Cave's place in Cleveland music history.
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