What legendary folksinger performed at the historic Cafe Espresso?
This story is part of the Woodstock Audio Adventure Tour. Look for this sign during you next visit.
The Café Espresso opened its doors in 1962 ushering in a new music scene that would become famous worldwide. Folksingers came from all over to play here including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Rambling Jack Elliot and Peter of Peter, Paul and Mary. There is a room upstairs that Dylan retreated to when he needed a quiet place to work. The White Room with a view of Tinker Street is where it is said he wrote “Another Side of Bob Dylan”.
This story has been condensed and edited from a longer interview.
Interviewee: Happy Traum
Recorded: July 16, 2009
Time Period: 1970's
Subjects: Folksingers, Woodstock, NY, Cafe Espresso, Bob Dylan
Collection: Woodstock Audio Tour
Produced by Eileen McAdam, Narrated by Jim Metzner
Credit: "Golden Bird" written and performed by Happy Traum. All photos courtesy of Monique Paturel.
Transcript: Coming Soon