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The Big Sur Folk Shows
1964-1971
 
What was started by Nancy Carlen as a quiet afternoon of folk music grew until the event became a larger affair. Note that the earlier events weren't called "Big Sur Folk Festival," but for the page title (and links), it's used as a common title.

Read more about these events at the links at the end.


An Afternoon Of Folk Music
Big Sur Hot Springs, Big Sur, CA
June 21, 1964

Joan Baez
Nancy Carlen
Mimi & Dick Fariņa
Malvina Reynolds
Roger Abraham
Janet Smith
Mark Spoelstra

 


An Afternoon Of Folk Music
Big Sur Hot Springs, Big Sur, CA
August 1, 1965

Joan Baez
Nancy Carlen
Mimi & Dick Fariņa
Malvina Reynolds
Mark Spoelstra
The Incredible String Band
John Sebastian
Delanie and Bonnie

 


An Afternoon Of Folk Music
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
July 10, 1966

Joan Baez
Judy Collins
Mimi Fariņa
Nancy Carlen
Malvina Reynolds
Al Kooper
Mark Spoelstra

 


An Afternoon Of Folk Music
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
June 28-29, 1967

Joan Baez
Judy Collins
Mimi Fariņa
Jade the Mad Muse
The Chambers Brothers
Al Kooper
Mark Spoelstra

 


Fifth Big Sur Folk Festival
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
September 7-8, 1968

Joan Baez
Judy Collins
Mimi Fariņa
Arlo Guthrie
Charles River Valley Boys

 


Sixth Big Sur Folk Festival
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
September 13-14, 1969

Joan Baez
Joni Mitchell     She debuted the song Woodstock [Daily Motion video] here
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Dave Mason
John Sebastian
Johanna Demetrakas
Dorothy Morrison & the Edwin Hawkins Singers
Mimi Fariņa
Julie Payne
Ruthann Friedman
Carol Ann Cisneros
The Comb Sisters
Chris Ethridge
Flying Burrito Brothers
Struggle Mountain Resistance Band

 

This one gets a film...

Celebration At Big Sur(4/9/71)
 

 


Seventh Big Sur Folk Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
October 3, 1970

Afternoon Concert
The Beach Boys
John Phillips
Joan Baez
Merry Clayton and Love Ltd
Kris Kristofferson (with Chris Gantry and Vince Matthews)
John Hartford
 
Evening Concert
The Beach Boys
John Phillips
Linda Ronstadt, with Swamp Water
Mimi Fariņa & Tom Jans
Mark Spoelstra
Country Joe McDonald
Tom Ghent
Joan Baez

 

This one gets a single and album...

Beach Boys / Merry Clayton
Wouldn't It Be Nice / The Times They Are A Changin'
Asher-Wilson (2:05) / Dylan (3:51)
Ode ODE-66016, 4/71
Celebration Recorded Live Big Sur Folk Festival Monterey, California 1970
Ode SPX 77008
5/71
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Side One
Joan Baez The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 3:54
Joan Baez Let It Be 3:55
Linda Ronstadt The Only Mama That'll Walk The Line 2:24
Linda Ronstadt Lovesick Blues 1:55
Merry Clayton The Times They A Changin' 3:51
Merry Clayton Bridge Over Troubled Water 7:18
Side Two
The Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice 2:05
Country Joe McDonald Entertainment Is My Business 2:45
Country Joe McDonald Air Algiers 2:30
Kris Kristofferson The Law Is For The Protection Of The People 2:40
Kris Kristofferson To Beat The Devil 4:15

 


Eighth Big Sur Folk Festival
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
September 25, 1971

Joan Baez
Kris Kristofferson
Mimi Fariņa & Tom Jans
Taj Mahal
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Mickey Newbury
Big Sur Choir
Lily Tomlin & Larry Manson

 

And this one gets just an album...

Big Sur Festival: One Hand Clapping
Columbia KC-31138
?/72
Back Cover

 
Poster

Side One
Joan Baez Oh! Happy Day 2:36
Joan Baez Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word 3:08
Joan Baez Song Of The French Partisan 3:10
Kris Kristofferson The Pilgrim Chapter 33 3:00
Kris Kristofferson Jesse Younger 2:08
Kris Kristofferson with Joan Baez Hello In There 3:20
Entire Festival, including Big Sur Choir Me And Bobby McGee 4:10
Side Two
Taj Mahal Nobody's Business But My Own 3:24
Taj Mahal Corinna 3:22
Mickey Newbury with Joan Baez San Francisco Mabel Joy 5:50
Mickey Newbury The Thirty-Third Of August 3:40
Blood, Sweat & Tears Lucretia Mac Evil 6:18
 
Note: Kris Kristofferson released his complete performance on CD in 2016


Links!
The Big Sur Folk Festival, 1964-1971
Festival Friday: The Big Sur Folk Festivals (1964-1971)

 

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