Certain locations have their own destiny. The “Village Underground” is located in the basement of what was once the legendary “Gerdes’ Folk City”. In the 60′s Greenwich Village spawned the folk-rock craze that swept the country, and “Folk City” was at the center of it all. Everybody who was anybody played Folk City in the 60′s. Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lee Hooker, Richie Havens, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Roger McGuinn, and even the Monkees were regular performers.When “Folk City” closed the country lost one of its most important proving grounds for young talent. When the historic space on 3rd street became available in 2000, Café Wha? owner Noam Dworman saw a chance to rekindle the musical importance of Greenwich Village.
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