The Greenwich Village folk scene was about the hippest place on the planet in the early 1960s, when legions of earnest sandal wearers descended on Bleeker and MacDougal toting acoustic guitars and hopes of Guthriedom. Right in the thick of it was Eric Andersen, a pre-med dropout from upstate who quickly fell in with Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, and the rest. Folksinger Tom Paxton had discovered him playing in a San Francisco coffeehouse and invited him to join the perpetual hootenanny then reigning in... More >>>