Zestig jaar geleden was Bob Dylan één van de zangers op een Hootenanny in Carnegie Hall (foto YouTube).

Dylan appeared second on a six act bill headlined by Pete Seeger, and presented by SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE.

Set list:

Sally Gal  

Highway 51 (Curtis Jones)  

Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues  

Ballad Of Hollis Brown  

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall  


Hootenanny is an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in the early twentieth century U.S. as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. Hootenanny was also an old country word for “party”. It can refer to a folk music party with an open mic, at which different performers are welcome to get up and play in front of an audience. According to Pete Seeger he first heard the word hootenanny in Seattle, Washington in the summer of 1941 while touring the area with Woody Guthrie. Seeger, Woody Guthrie and other members of the Almanac Singers later used the word in New York City to describe their weekly rent parties, which featured many notable folksingers of the time. In a 1962 interview in TimeJoan Baez made the analogy that a hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz. (Wikipedia)

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