​On Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7:00 p.m., the library is excited to welcome author Michael Gabriele to the Scotch Plains Library to discuss New Jersey Folk Revival Music.

From the bawdy tunes sung in Colonial Era taverns to the songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. From “Guitar Mania” in the 1800s to 20th Century studio recordings in Camden, shaped folk revival music into an art form.

Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state’s folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses.

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Gabriele will trace the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience. After a short presentation, a few folk songs, and Q&A, books will be available for purchase.

For more information, go to www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.

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