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Folk Legend John Cohen To Make a Rare Appearance at a Station North Community Garden

L to R: Eli Smith, John Cohen, et al
L to R: Eli Smith, John Cohen, Walker Shepard, Craig Judelman (since replaced by Jackson Lynch)

This Saturday, John Cohen — the octogenarian photographer, filmmaker, musicologist, and Appalachian musician — will perform with old-time string band the Down Hill Strugglers at the community garden at 1825 N. Calvert Street.

This is a chance for Baltimoreans not only to enjoy a pleasant evening of first-rate music, but to commune with a seminal figure of the old-time music revival. Cohen, with his groundbreaking trio the New Lost City Ramblers, empowered urban musicians to attempt traditional styles, a practice so common today I assume all traditional musicians are from the city.