WoodsTalk Music Blog

Welcome to the Bethel Woods Center Music and Music History Blog, the WoodsTalk Blog. Learn about artists and bands across genres from Blues to Jazz and in between.

Learn Music History Through The Eyes and Ears of Experts

Welcome to the WoodsTalk Blog, where you will learn something new from every article you read. Our writers include historians and curators from the 1960s Woodstock Museum on the Bethel Woods Center Grounds, as well as guest writers from across the music and entertainment industry. Also, we post K-12 history lessons from our Explore the ‘60s education series.

Choose from our blog posts below and enjoy expanding your knowledge of music and history.

 

speaker podium at Bethel Woods
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting stories from the Women of Woodstock. From Nancy Nevins’ amazing recovery to Grace Slick’s…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Fall Oral History Intern Will Kleffner dissects the connection between blues and rock.  You may have heard of Bill Graham, the…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Fall Oral History Intern Will Kleffner reflects on the connection between blues music and Woodstock. Before Alan Wilson became…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Oral History Intern David Gain reflects on his experience working at the historic site. There are stories everywhere if you…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Preservation Fellow Eleanor Hein discusses Sensory-Friendly Museum Days with Museum Curator Julia Fell and Lead Teaching Artist…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Preservation Fellow Eleanor Hein reflects on time spent in The Bindy Bazaar. There is magic in the Bindy Woods. It was…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Oral History Intern David Gain reflects on the Woodstock experience as he researches and dives into submitted oral histories…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Assistant Curator Julia Fell explores the contribution of Black musicians and how it continues to influence the music scene…
The Museum at Bethel Woods Assistant Curator Julia Fell explores the history of the peace symbol and how it became an important symbol of Woodstock.…
Culture & Influence of the 1960s Grades 6-12 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over…
Historical Events of the 1960s Grades 6-12 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the…
Music of the 1960s Grades 6-12 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it…