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Jack Hardy

"this Sunday March 11 we will be honoring Jack Hardy at the Living Room on Ludlow Street, here in NYC. I'm honored to be performing his Drinking Song and the list of talent also performing is sensational, the show is from 4 to 7."
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Gerdes Guitar from 50th

"Oh that is SO cool, I remember that night, congratulations again for making it happen."
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R.C. O'Leary left a comment for Bob Porco
"Hello Bob:   Looked thru and read the New Posts you added and really enjoyed being taken back to the early times by your pen when in actuality I was somewhere else (behind chicken wire) playing the knock down drag em' out…"
Jan 26, 2011
Bob Porco left a comment for R.C. O'Leary
"Right on RC! Got more chit-chat on my blog: www.folkcityatfifty.blogspot.com cheers"
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R.C. O'Leary left a comment for Bob Porco
"Thank you for your Friendship Bob Porco very much appreciated .    Enjoying your Postings Pictures and Stories .                   …"
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Liz Thomson left a comment for Bob Porco
"No, in Fife, Scotland though she travels a lot. Her agent is in NYC. Send me an address and I'll send a book. Pls advise asap of the date of Mike's death - need to add it to the chronology in my update of the Shelton. Thx - and glad you…"
Oct 19, 2010
Bob Porco left a comment for Liz Thomson
"Is Jean here in ny? I have to get over to see mitch soon. Trying to find a good day to just camp out. He has so much. Would love to see the piece you wrote. So many pieces to the puzzle! Yes...the festival idea is fabulous. Am in contact with Sandi…"
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"ps - I had a nice chat with Jean Redpath, and old friend of Shelton's and a Gerde's regular..."
Oct 11, 2010
Liz Thomson left a comment for Bob Porco
"Good to hear from you - if you can find any photos of Shelton in Gerde's I'd be very appreciative. The piece I wrote which your Grandfather liked was in Conclusions on the Wall (1982), edited by me for the Dylan Convention in Manchester at…"
Oct 11, 2010
Bob Porco left a comment for Liz Thomson
"Hi Liz. Sorry it took a while to answer you. I'd love to find out more of that interview. I don't have many pictures of my grandfather at all. What I've been collecting has come in the last year since I've started to work on his…"
Oct 11, 2010
Liz Thomson left a comment for Bob Porco
"Hi Bob - I wrote a piece in your Dad's name, which he liked. It appeared in Conclusions on the Wall, published in 1982 for an event in Manchester where I met your dad. I was with Robert Shelton whose Dylan biog I'm preparing for…"
Sep 23, 2010
Bob Porco replied to Sandi Bachom's discussion Who Played at Gerdes?
"Bookings at Gerdes in 1960: Originally known as "The Fifth Peg" Cecil Taylor (11.59) Ed McCurdy(1.8.60) Brother John Sellars Mary L Scott Cynthia Gooding Eric Darling Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy William Feier The Tarriers:  Eric…"
Sep 21, 2010

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At 6:43pm on January 26, 2011, R.C. O'Leary said…

Hello Bob:

  Looked thru and read the New Posts you added and really enjoyed being taken back to the early times by your pen when in actuality I was somewhere else (behind chicken wire) playing the knock down drag em' out bars and roadhouses of the one nighter country circuit . Really Great Writing Bob as well an Excellent memory .

  Like everyone else who had Other things to do back then I sometimes THINK I regret not chasing my first love and follow BUT,  trouble was, I wasn't a follower .....

  I'll be in touch so Til' then Bob,,,,, STAY IN TUNE

                 R.C.

At 12:34pm on January 20, 2011, R.C. O'Leary said…

Thank you for your Friendship Bob Porco very much appreciated .

   Enjoying your Postings Pictures and Stories .

                     STAY IN TUNE

                            R.C.

At 12:28pm on October 23, 2010, Sandi Bachom said…
Sorry for the spam Bob.... I am now approving members so this won't happen again.
Sandi
At 9:13am on October 19, 2010, Liz Thomson said…
No, in Fife, Scotland though she travels a lot. Her agent is in NYC.
Send me an address and I'll send a book. Pls advise asap of the date of Mike's death - need to add it to the chronology in my update of the Shelton. Thx - and glad you like my idea - great title, no!
At 2:14pm on October 11, 2010, Liz Thomson said…
ps - I had a nice chat with Jean Redpath, and old friend of Shelton's and a Gerde's regular...
At 2:11pm on October 11, 2010, Liz Thomson said…
Good to hear from you - if you can find any photos of Shelton in Gerde's I'd be very appreciative. The piece I wrote which your Grandfather liked was in Conclusions on the Wall (1982), edited by me for the Dylan Convention in Manchester at which Mike spoke. I wrote it from cuttings etc from Bob S and Mike told me he liked it very much - it was chatty but not faux Italian. Mitch Blank has a copy of the book but I can mail one or bring one next time I come over.
Are you involved the the Greenwich Village music fest? Because I've been hawking round an idea for one - under the title 'Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square' - for the past six months. Everyone to whom I spoke, including Mitch, and Katherine DePaul (Judy's manager) and Janis Ian (whom I directed to the site) thought it a good idea. My plan was for next September: 50 years since Shelton's review in the year of what was effectively NYC's own free speech movement, when Gerdes was a its most important. I was hoping one could invite on board a range of folkies from then (inc BD and JB, unlikely as they are to come) and also have some new acts (sort of quasi hootenanny). Would love to be involved but lack the right connections - though am talking with a TV producer (mostly BBC) about it... It should happen, it must happen... Liz
At 5:51pm on September 23, 2010, Liz Thomson said…
Hi Bob -
I wrote a piece in your Dad's name, which he liked. It appeared in Conclusions on the Wall, published in 1982 for an event in Manchester where I met your dad. I was with Robert Shelton whose Dylan biog I'm preparing for republication. Do you have any pictures of him in Gerdes? Thanks, Liz
At 12:26am on August 31, 2010, Sandi Bachom said…
Hi Bob, thanks for joining! I just uploaded a frame of your grandfather? I don't know how to share it, it's on the photo page!
 
 
 

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"BRING BACK THEM GOOD OLD DAYS!" ~ Comments from our members!

Lisi Tribble about Gerdes Folk City:
"Jay Byrd was the last hooter- Dustin Hoffman based his character "Hawk" in Ishtar on him. Enamel the Camel. The Roches. Rick Danko. David Massengill. George Gerdes. Eric Andersen. Mark Johnson. Gregory Fleeman. Jack Hardy. Robin Williamson. Tret Fure. Ferron. Sammy Walker. Lach. . .--Anderson,

Bob Dylan was also below age when he first played there. Mike signed his guardianship forms."


"I loved it when the Village was still like a small community, a town within Manhattan, and mostly "regulars" would hang out.....I always felt so welcome there... Bring back them old days!"
~Ida Langsam

"This website is gonna catch on fire. Great idea! When I get to something other than an iPhone I'll upload some pix and stuff. I'll be keeping tabs...I Think this kind of organized exposure for the artists willing to perform is Great. going to blossom"
~Bob Porco (grandson of Mike)

"Thanks so much for putting this whole thing together, and for inviting me to participate. I have such wonderful memories of the Bitter End and all the other coffee houses: Gerde's Folk City, The Gaslight Cafe... saw so many wonderful artists perform."
~Yvonne Fitzner

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