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Positively Fourth Street: Songs from the Village


The Big Comfy Bookshop
The Big Comfy Bookshop, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street CV1 5ED Coventry England
Positively Fourth Street: Songs from the Village
Some of the world’s finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot that was Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s. Artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during that time. Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air.

Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs.

Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you’re crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to hear a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot.

“Expert.” BBC The One Show

“World class.” The Times.

“A musical feast.” Chris Lloyd (Talon: Best of Eagles)

The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises.

Tickets are £8 available from the bookshop and online (link soon)