on the airwaves since 1993

Saturdays at 12:00 PM on WJFF:
 Hydro Powered Public Radio in the Catskills
  or at anytime on the archives

May 9, 2015 and repeated February 20, 2016

~ Artists and History of Caffe Lena and the
Caffe Lena History Project: Book and CD set

This show is honoring the Caffe Lena Project,  the book: Caffe Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse,
and the cd set of live performances there.

 FolkPlus airs on hydro-powered public radio WJFF 90.5 FM serving the catskills, the upper delaware, the hudson valley and north east Pa. On the web at  The show streams on saturdays atnoon, and remains on the archive link for 2 weeks.
Jeffersonville, New York  setlists at

Began with the trailer for Caffe Lena History Project

 Arlo Guthrie "City of New Orleans" from "Live at Caffe Lena"

 Kate McGarrigle & Roma Baran "Caffe Lena" from "Live At Caffe Lena"

Christine speaks about waitressing at Lenas

Lena introduces Christine live from archives of the club

 Christine Lavin "Good thing He Can't Read My Mind" from "Live at Caffe Lena"

Tom Paxton speaks bout playing Lenas in the 1960s

 Tom Paxton "Ramblin' Boy" from "The Best of Tom Paxton" on Elektra

 Utah Phillips "Utah On "the Telling Takes Me Home"" from "Starlight on the Rails" on PM Press

 Utah Phillips "The Telling Takes Me Home" from "Starlight on the Rails" on PM Press

Lena introduced Dave Van Ronk

 Dave Van Ronk "Gaslight Rag" from "Live at Caffe Lena"

 Jerry Jeff Walker "Mr. Bojangles" from "Live From Cafe Lena"

Sarah Criag speaks about Lena

Margie Rosencrantz and Andy Spence speak about Lena's passing.

John Gorka speaks about playing the 25th anniversary

 John Gorka "Down in the Milltown" from "Live at Cafe Lena"

 Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion "Folksong (Live)" from "Live at Caffe Lena"

The caffe celebrates its 55th year next wkd.


 Who's playing locally in the near future :

Tonight at the cooperage: Joe Crookston


Catch Live Shows at these area venues

Open Mic's in the area:
Singer Songwriter Tuesdays happens at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale NY
Antoine runs a thursday night open mike at the Dancing Cat in Bethel, NY near the woodstock site
Kevin McDanial runs an open mike at Frankie and Johnnies, 845 434 8051 in Hurleyville, NY 7 - 10 pm
Cafe Devine in Callicoon, NY runs an open mike every 4th friday
Tuesdays in Mongaup Valley at River's Edge there is an open mike

CD Submissions: 763 Briscoe Road, Swan Lake N.Y. 12783 
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