Ear to the Ground: Caffè Lena

Caffè Lena is widely recognized as the oldest continuously operating folk music venue in the United States. The Library of Congress calls Caffè Lena “An American treasure,” and they have been recognized by The GRAMMY Foundation for important contributions to the development of American music. Opened in a former woodworking shop in 1960, the café has helped to launch many of America’s best loved songwriters, ranging from Bob Dylan in 1961 to Sawyer Fredericks in 2014, with an amazing list of artists in-between.

The B-Sides are individual song videos filmed for each Ear to the Ground film — check 'em out:

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys "ink my Name"

B-Side: M.R. Poulopoulos "We'll See"

Bill Staines "savannah"

B-SIDE: David Wax Museum "Beatrice"

Sean Rowe "desiree"

B-SIDE: The Stray birds "when i stop dreaming"

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