Lost Concert Recordings From 1968 Unearthed

MICHIGAN HISTORY PROJECT NEWS

Michigan History Project Discovers Treasure-Trove of Historic Recordings  ANN ARBOR, MICH., July 16, 2018 

The non-profit Michigan History Project has recently discovered a treasure-trove of historic musical recordings made in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the 1960s by such artists as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tim Buckley, Doc Watson, Odetta, and others.

The recordings were made at Canterbury House, then and now home to the Episcopal student ministry at the University of Michigan. In the sixties, Canterbury House was an inclusive place of worship that also served as a countercultural nexus and hip music venue where top-name folk and blues acts would play.

The discovered 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes include a series of concerts by Joni Mitchell from 1968, a performance by Neil Young from that same year, and shows by other folk, blues, and bluegrass artists including Tim Buckley, Doc Watson, Odetta, Dave Van Ronk, David Ackles, Jim Kweskin (both solo and with the Jug Band), Len Chandler, Spider John Koerner, and the New Lost City Ramblers.

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