Welcome to Pete’s Place, a spot to discuss the world of music, and even the world in general.
(To find posts, use the search box at the right.)
The Bluebird Café fifty years later. Stories, photos, music.
1965: Whiskey Flat Fiddle Contest: Field recordings, east of Bakersfield!
Very popular: The Folk Music Revival (Getting things started in 1963, a panel discussion with Bill Monroe, Tom Ashley, Mance Lipscomb, Doc Watson and much more.)
An important series: Folk Music in Santa Barbara. (This spring, we published a new work on Folk Music in Santa Barbara, conceived and edited by Marilyn Brenner, former owner of the folk club The Iopan.) To read this series from the start, Click Here.
We’ve published have quite an array of articles, mainly dealing with music and musicians. See the column to the right for our menu and archive system. Articles are listed by category and date published. Links to adjacent articles (by date) are located near the top of each page to the left and right, and you can search for names or topics using the search field at the very top right of our black menu bar (magnifying glass.)
NOTE: The header photo was taken during the winter of 1967-68 at a place in Northern Nevada called “Sutro”. These were buildings, then more than 100 years old, that were part of the installation for construction of the Sutro Tunnel, located east of Dayton along US Highway 50 and near the foot of Six Mile Canyon, below Virginia City, Nevada. Swiss mining engineer Adolph Sutro constructed this tunnel to intersect the vertical mine shafts sunk during the silver mining operations in the early 1860s, to help drain water out of the mine shafts. By 1869, when the tunnel was completed, the mines were about played out, Sutro lost a fortune, and moved on to San Francisco where he built a famous museum and bath houses. Almost one hundred years later, Graham Ross & associates converted the building to the right (originally a warehouse) into a saloon. My friend Pierce Powell tended bar there in the late 60s. The buildings are (in part) gone now, mostly destroyed by vandal-caused fires, but water still flows from the tunnel opening to this day . . . a bit of Nevada history.
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