Folk classics come to North Coast Rep

Relive the best folk music of the late ‘50s at The North Coast Repertory Theatre with Robert “Bob” Grossman Feb. 4. Courtesy photo

SOLANA BEACH — The North Coast Repertory Theatre will bring back the heyday of folk music with two February concerts.First on stage will be Robert “Bob” Grossman at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the theater, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D.

Grossman enjoyed a brief career as a folksinger from the end of the 1950s — when he started performing in coffeehouses around his native Los Angeles — through the early ’60s, in the course of which he got to record two albums, the second one for Elektra Records.

He started out playing and singing in folk clubs in Los Angeles at the end of the 1950s and recorded one album. That record, which was heavily influenced by the music of Josh White, Harry Belafonte, and Theodore Bikel, garnered good reviews and, in turn, led to his being signed by Elektra Records’ Jac Holzman. Grossman continued to sing and kept performing into the late ‘60s, even as the folk revival waned.

Tickets are $10 for subscribers. $15 general admission. For tickets, call (858) 481-1055.

Next up is “Hard Travelin’ with Woody,” directed by and featuring Randy Noojin

At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

Hop a boxcar through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America’s greatest poet-of-the-people and saint-of-the-working-man in Randy Noojin’s one-man show. Experience the essence of Woody and sing along with a dozen of his greatest songs.

Tickets are $15 for subscribers. $20 general admission. For tickets, call (858) 481-1055.

 

 

 

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