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Small Town Talk chronicles Woodstock's musical history, from its earliest days as a bohemian arts colony to its ongoing life as a cultural satellite of New York.

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When musicians in the New York folk scene of the 1960s grew tired of city life, they decided to "get it together in the country." They headed for Woodstock—not the site of the infamous music festival of 1969 but to the Catskills, to Bearsville, to Woodstock proper. Counterculture revolutionaries like Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, and Paul Butterfield got "back to the land," turning the once sleepy hollow into a funky Shangri-La.

Small Town Talk tells the town's musical history, from its earliest days as a bohemian arts colony to its ongoing life as a cultural satellite of New York. Woodstock, the bucolic artists' enclave, has earned its place in rock music history; Small Town Talk is a classic study of a vital music scene in a magical place during a revolutionary time.

"Hoskyns's stunning book highlights some of the most memorable music in American history." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"[F]ans of 1960s and '70s rock and music history buffs will find this a pleasure." ---Kirkus

"This title will appeal to those who are looking for a detailed account of the bohemian lifestyle, as well as to fans of Sixties rock." ---Library Journal
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Small Town Talk

Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock

Author Barney Hoskyns

Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

Publication date Mar 29, 2016

Running time 13 hrs 5 min

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