Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone
Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone is an enthusiastic tribute to the timeless songs of the folk revival of the 1950’s and early 1960’s. In recreating the atmosphere of Greenwich Village coffeehouses and college hootenannies, the band’s faithful singalong renditions bring the era’s music to life once again.
While the legendary folk revival happened over 50 years ago, the songs of hope and social justice that defined it still resonate today. The band takes the audience on a musical journey sharing stories and providing historical context that reveal the importance of the songs and the times. In doing so, they bring generations together in a collective celebration of song.
Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone is a four piece ensemble comprised of Sue and Dwight, Michelle Rumball, and Tony Laviola. All are established solo performers who have come together around a passion for the era’s music.
The band’s extensive repertoire covers key artists of the era including Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, Ian and Sylvia, and The Travellers. Folk classics like 'If I Had A Hammer', 'Blowin’ In The Wind', 'Walk Right In', ‘Turn Turn Turn', 'Tom Dooley' and 'Five Hundred Miles' live again.
The band is the only folk revival tribute band in Canada and has been enthusiastically received where ever it plays. In addition to performing at festivals, conferences, and concerts, it is in its 7th year of a monthly residency at Toronto’s Free Times Cafe.
Thoughts About Art and Community
We present shows that bring people together to sing songs from the 1960's Revival. Our shows tend to appeal mostly to senior audiences who lived during the time of the 60's Folk Revival. Singing together promotes community and personal wellbeing.
Live music singalong shows.