By Car or T!
We are a few minutes walk from the North Station-Haverhill Commuter Rail and the 136/137 Bus Line
September 21, 2013
Under the Linden
Celebrating 20 Years of Folk Music
Enjoy great music and help support the
Linden Tree Coffeehouse
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Scroll down for information and background about this CD
Many thanks to our contributing performers. Although not an exclusive list, all of these folks have graced the LTC stage more than once - a sure sign of being a Linden Tree favorite. Our regular audience will recognize everyone. If you haven't had the pleasure of attending a Linden Tree concert, take this home and enjoy these recordings from our 20th season!
CD came out of a desire to celebrate twenty years of folk music at the Linden
Tree Coffeehouse in Wakefield, MA. According
to Blunt Instrument member, Bill Knott,the coffehouse was started in September,
1985. After the founder, Bob
McSweeney, moved away, booking went to Paul Harty and Bill Knott took over
volunteer recruitment. As Bill
being cut out as managers, Paul and I were struggling to keep the LTC afloat.
Fortunately, shortly thereafter Liz Freeman showed up.
Her booking talents and organizational skills saved our sinking ship. Ed Britt was the LTC's amazing sound system guru/procurer
beginning with the second show in October 1985. Due to Ed's expertise with sound, the LTC gained a reputation
among performers as a great place to play."
will hear this nowhere else...
their enormous talent, their recordings remain undistributed, so I invite you
all to enjoy a long time treasure of the LTC, our house band, The Blunt
Instruments, here and only here. Gail
Rundlett, the earliest LTC performer to be included, recorded the traditional
tune, "Sacramento", purposely for this CD.
And finally, Claudia Russell was surprised to learn that instead of the
studio version of "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down," her husband had sent
me a wonderful live version, collected from a promotional tour they had done.
CD is full of the amazing talent that has made the LTC a premier venue for folk
music, but it is by no means all-inclusive. To those we could not include I
extend my personal apologies.
make the world go round -
the LTC flourish. Wendy Dennis,
Dick Simmons, Carol Roberts, and Eric Reed have all gone above and beyond the
call of duty over the years and deserve special recognition.
Our perennial soundman, Ed Britt, still keeps artists and audiences
dazzled after all these years. Most
of all, this CD is dedicated to Liz Freeman who has done the lion's share of
booking and organizing for the better part of over 13 years now - it would not
have happened without you!
Feinn September, 2004