Caffe Lena


Caffè Lena History Project Press

"Caffè Lena History Project’s Searchable Database," Spellbound Archives Blog, May 13, 2014
"The Clubhouse that Folk Built," Narratively, March 11, 2014
"New York Folk-Legend" by Michael Kleff, German internet radio, WDR3, January 28, 2014 at 5:05pm EST
"Caffe Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse Review," Folk Alliance International Newsletter, January 2014
"Reader recommendation: Caffè Lena," Christian Science Monitor, January 17, 2014
"This Land - Your country? Mecca of the U.S. folk scene - 50 years of live music at Caffè Lena,"  by Michael Kleff German internet radio Byte.FM, January 12, 2014 at 6pm EST 
"Survivors of the U.S. folk revival of live music from the Caffè Lena in New York at the microphone" by Michael Kleff, German internet radio DLF/Deutschlandfunk, December 28, 2013
"Coffeehouse Nurtured America's Folk Musicians Over Half a Century," Voice of America Featured Video, December 11, 2013
"Live at Caffe Lena Review," ABC Radio Australia, December 1, 2013
"Music Gift Guide: Box Sets - Caffe Lena Pick", The Boston Globe, November 29, 2013
"Conservatory of Folk Music," Skidmore Scope, Fall 2013
"CD of the week: Midnight Special Program," WFMT Chicago, October 28, 2013
"Caffé Lena History Project Gets New Trailer," Paste Magazine, October 23, 2013

"Review: Live at Caffé Lena: Music from America’s Legendary Coffeehouse 1967-2013", Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif, October 14, 2013

"Exhibit, celebration and CD mark Caffe Lena's 53 years as folk haven", Daily Gazette, October 13, 2013

"Various Artists Review," American Songwriter Magazine, September 24, 2013

"David Bromberg, Thanks to Dylan, Is a Triple Threat,", September 24, 2013

"Various Artists Review," Exclaim (Canada), September 24, 2013

"CD Box Set, Book Honors Work of Caffe Lena, its Founder," The Saratogian, September 23, 2013

"Through the Years at Caffe Lena," Albany Times Union, September 18, 2013

"YNN Hudson Valley - Time Warner Cable Video Review of Live at Caffe Lena," September 14, 2013

"Live at Caffe Lena" Folk Radio UK Review, September 13, 2013

"Live at Caffe Lena" The Republic - Columbus Indiana, September 11, 2013

"Various Artists Review" Sing Out! Magazine, September 10, 2013

"From the Stage to the Page: A New Book About Caffe Lena," Nippertown Blog, August 23, 2013

"Song Premiere: Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Pretty Boy Floyd" Paste Magazine, August 23, 2013

"Listening Room Review of Live at Caffe Lena" Metroland, August 15, 2013

"Song Premiere: Rick Danko - It Makes No Difference Live at Caffe Lena" American Songwriter Magazine, July 26, 2013

"Live At Caffè Lena: Music From America’s Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967-2013’ on Tompkins Square Label | Music News" Sound Colour Vibration, July 24, 2013

"Legendary Upstate NY Folk Club Celebrated with New Box Set" East Village Radio, July 24, 2013

"Tang photography exhibits celebrate Caffe Lena and Yaddo" Times Union, July 3, 2013

"Caffe Lena," The Story: NPR, November 26, 2012

"The Life and Times of a Landmark,"  Saratoga Co Spotlight, March 22, 2012

"'American Pie' Still Homemade, but With a New Twist", New York Times, November 29, 2011

"Folk History Into Recorded History", All Over Albany Blog, August 11, 2011

“Celebrating Fifty Years of American Folk Music History: The Caffè Lena Collection Arrives at the Library of Congress”, American Folklife Center Newsletter, Winter/Spring 2010.

“Founded On A Dream”, Saratoga Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2010.

“Caffè Lena Collection Arrives at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress”, International Folk Alliance Newsletter, February 2010.

“A Little Slice of Americana”, American Airlines American Way Magazine, January 2010.

“This Old CoffeeHouse”, Cover story in Capital Region Metroland Newspaper, July 28, 2005.

Historical Articles

Samples of articles from the Caffè Lena Archival Collection

Three Articles from 1960:
“Beat Shop Coming”, The Saratogian, April 23, 1960.

“Caffè Lena Opens Today in Saratoga”, Schenectady Gazette, May 20, 1960.

“Couple to Open Art Gallery/Coffeehouse”, Saratogian.

“Caffè Lena, Reviving a Tradition”, Skidmore College News, October 1961.

“Upstate Coffeehouses Shun ‘Beatnik’ Label”, United Press International, 1962.