Philosophical coffeehouses, those hotbeds of liberal ideas, poetry readings, strange cigarettes, and all-night jazz sessions, were a hallmark of the Beat era.
Muddy's Java Cafe hosted the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, and virtually all of Denver's mayors and Colorado's governors during its illustrious career. As a sometimes-halfway house for runaway teens, Muddy's was also home to jazz musicians who came and jammed after their regular gigs and a place to talk politics or Nietzsche in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere. Muddy's was more than a coffeehouse: it was a Denver institution for nearly twenty years.
Bill Stevens has created an uproariously funny, nostalgic, and melancholy look at one of the West's best-known java joints. Places like Muddy's existed in large cities all across the United States, and its stories are universal.
- Publisher : Centipede Press (April 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 454 pages
- ISBN-10 : 193361840X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1933618401
- Item Weight : 1.34 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches