1455 Bluery Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Gary Eisenkraft was a young musician and concert promoter and passionate fan of folk and blues music, who ran a series of concert venues – coffeehouses in the 1960s that became legendary. It all started with a very specific vision: to bring “good music” to Montrealers. It was with this goal in mind that in 1964, at just 19 years old, he took the reins of a coffee house called the Fifth Dimension, where he had started as an employee.
Refurbished with some used furniture and renamed the Fifth Amendment, Gary managed to add Montreal to the touring circuit of some pretty important folk artists and older American blues legends including Reverend Gary Davis, Mike Seeger, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee among many others.