>When a newbie named Bob Dylan first performed at Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the audience was so loud that an owner took the stage and ordered, “Listen to him, dammit.” The legendary venue—America’s oldest continuously operating folk-music coffeehouse—is celebrated in a new CD box set and in Caffè Lena, an illustrated oral history edited by Jocelyn Arem.

“My mother Kate [McGarrigle]’s happiest days were at Caffè Lena.” —Rufus Wainwright (with her there in ’85)

“My kids are now starting to play Lena’s; it’s not just me and a bunch of old geezers.” —Arlo Guthrie (in ’73)

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