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Wednesday, September 17 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
For the Love of The Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival Film Screening

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Co-produced and co-directed by Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman, this documentary explores the history of Club 47 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film features interviews with such folk music legends as Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Maria Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie Washington, Jim Rooney, Peter Rowan, and many more. Previously unreleased material featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Eric Von Schmidt is interspersed with newly filmed performances by Club 47 luminaries performing with today’s emerging folk performers and insightful commentary by music historians Elijah Wald and Scott Alarik to contextualize the story of Club 47 within broader historical and cultural contexts. (105 minutes)


Todd Kwait

Lawyer & Businessman
TODD KWAIT is a lawyer and businessman with a lifelong passion for film. Todd wrote, produced and directed Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost which traced the history of Jug Band Music and won the award for Best Music Documentary at the Bare Bones Film Festival and the New York Film and Video Festival. Vagabondo, his second project, looks at the life of singer-songwriter Vince Martin. Mr. Kwait’s recording company Kingswood Records has two... Read More →


Jim Rooney

Producer, Jim Rooney Productions
JIM ROONEY, GRAMMY award-winning producer of Nanci Griffith, John Prine and Iris DeMent and recipient of an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, began his musical career at the Club 47 in Cambridge, playing with banjo master Bill Keith. Jim managed the Club from 1965-67 and, with Eric Von Schmidt, authored Baby Let Me Follow You Down the illustrated story of the Cambridge folk revival. (Wednesday 12:30 PM)

Betsy Siggins

Founder and Chair, FOLK New England
BETSY SIGGINS has been involved with Folk Music since 1958 when she and Joan Baez became roommates at Boston University. She worked first at Club 47, then with Ralph Rinzler at the Smithsonian, road trips with Mike Seeger, many years supporting the Newport Folk Festival and 11 years as ED at Passim. She is currently the founder and chair of FOLK New England, a growing collection of photos, reel to reels, personal letters, ephemera, CDs and... Read More →

Rob Stegman

ROB STEGMAN has been producing and directing motion pictures for over 30 years, including corporate video, advertising, educational media and broadcast and cable television. His national network documentary productions include the biography Tim Allen: Just for Laughs and the History Channel’s Old Ironsides Returns to Sea. Mr. Stegman is the recipient of Communicator and Aurora awards for his political spot Make Way for Menino, and Golden... Read More →

Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

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