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    25th July 2014 - 09:39:37 AM    
212 : Judy Stevens
Loved Terrea and the Garret. I also have the black LP album with the red record inside. As a small town Ky girl, it was the most interesting and fun place I had seen in the early 60's. I spent 6 summers at the Girl Scout Camp on Catalina and when we had breaks we went to the Garret. We had nothing like it at Murray State University in Ky where I went to school and each year, I could hardly wait to get back to the West Coast. thanks for this site.........

    16th June 2014 - 07:18:33 PM    
I posted a guest book entry and forgot to add my Name and Email..Thanks for keeping this page alive and interesting...
So glad I got to talk to Terrea and drum up some old war stories from the Garret from 1960-1968 when I went there...
I missed the remodel..continued good memories all...

    16th June 2014 - 07:08:22 PM    
210 :
I loved Terrea Lea and the Garret..I still have the black album and the red vinyl inside...I bought it from Terrea at the Garret in 1960. I was saddened to hear of her passing but I did look her up in 2009 and got to exchange several emails..
Telling her how much the Garret had influenced my career..I am still a pro entertainer and still play guitar and still sing some of her songs I learned when I was 20...RIP TERREA LEA..A Giant to a newcomer folksinger in 1960..

    06th April 2014 - 11:06:10 AM    
209 : Alison M. Bailey
My father saw Terrea Lea perform in the 50's and brought home the album Terrea Lea Folk Songs and Ballads - which I still have - I used the old English ballad 'If'n I Was Your True Love" in my novel about the Pony Express titled 'Xp." Best memories of my childhood are associated with this music and her haunting voice.

    28th March 2014 - 05:08:32 PM    
208 : Webmaster
I regret to announce that I have begun the process of taking down The Garret's Facebook page. Facebook's last update broke it so that it was showing everything but The Garret. After two weeks and repeated complaints, they have failed to fix it or, as far as I can tell, do anything about it. The process of removing the page from Facebook takes two weeks. If I decide to reinstate the page after that, I'll announce it here.

Sorry about that.

Jerry Hollombe, Webmaster

    10th February 2014 - 09:10:30 PM    
207 : Roger Pondel
So glad I found you. I was a regular, guitar in hand, at the fireplace, just about every weekend in the 1962 - 1965 time frame. My brother went on to be a professional jazz guitarist, playing with Gerald Wilson's Big Band, Barry Manilow and many others. I am still stuck with my simple blues riffs and the same Goya acoustic guitar, today principally playing for my nine-year-old granddaughter as she improvises in song.

    03rd February 2014 - 07:23:45 PM    
206 : Karen Gustafson Rhiner
When I was the feature editor of the Daily Trojan (USC) in the 60s, I frequented the Garret and was a big fan of Terrea. We went there often. Nostalgia!!

    30th January 2014 - 06:54:17 AM    
205 : rick
Originally from venice beach area now in Oregon, in the 60's I used to frequent the garret, ahsgrove, troubador, pandoras box, et al. That was a time! Carry on.
Thanks for the website.
RIP Terrea and Pete Seeger.

    11th December 2013 - 02:29:24 AM    
204 : Kathy 'with a K' C
I was listening to old folk music on public television and for some reason I typed Terrea's name in Google and came to this site.1964-65: I was still in high school and we were in Girl Scouts, crazy with love, hormones and obsessed with folk music. the Girl Scout Council explicitly barred us from going to the Garrett but that didnt stop us. we would tell our parents we were going to the movies on a Friday night hop in the car in the San Fernando Valley and get over to the Garrett soon as we could I still remember mint hot chocolate with whipped cream, the crowds jammed in around tiny tables and Terrea's singing. She lifted and broke our young hearts. It was a place of safety where we could figure out who we were, amidst the excitement of just being there.
I know that Garrett was many things to many people but for us it was a place where we could go and be ourselves and be among people like ourselves both folk musicians and people who were trying to understand their own identity. After high school we went our separate ways but Terrea, BJ and this wonderful space were.really important to us at a pivotal time. anyway this was really fun to look through and maybe my little anecdote will add something more to the story.

    04th June 2013 - 01:30:46 PM    
203 : Linda McFarland
Up for sale is the MEGA RARE smooth folk-psych SELF TITLED LP by Renowned artist Terrea Lea. The front cover is personally autographed by Terrea Lea. The lp is on LRM Media productions LRMSLP1 STEREO. Terrea's band includes Carson Smith on bass. The producer of this LP is Alan Weiss. Assistand producer is Tish Musten.
$99 OBO
661 755-2501

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    24th May 2013 - 06:45:32 PM    
202 : Wes Alderson

This news saddens me. I would have gone to the memorial had I know.

I would like to get my hands on any DVD or download of Terrea singing "Oh The Apple Tree."


    24th May 2013 - 06:43:06 PM    
201 : Wes Alderson
Hi Jerry,

This news saddens me. Such memories. I wish I could have gone to the memorial service but I didn't know.

I would like to get my hands on a dvd of her singing "But Oh The Apple Tree."

I would appreciate any help you can be. I am on my own too now - My wife of 30 years divorced me and I am back in Santa Monica, CA.

Wes 310-452-0463.

    18th May 2013 - 10:11:12 AM    
200 : Georgia Betancourt aka Tracy
I've told this story before but here is the short version. Terrea & B.J. took me in & gave me a key, blanket & pillow and told me to stay as long as I needed. The last few years I'd been calling Terrea about once a month, I miss those calls & her but as long as we play her music she is still with us. In Jesus language the word for Death is "Muta" & means, not here present elsewhere.

    22nd April 2013 - 12:44:54 PM    
199 : cyrus faryar
just doing some memory searching. times enjoyed at the Garret and Terrea's sweet hospitality.

    17th January 2013 - 12:10:04 AM    
198 : Webmaster
A memorial page has been added for Terrea on the main menu at left. It includes links to her obituary guest book page at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Friends are encouraged to visit and leave comments.

    08th January 2013 - 10:54:01 PM    
197 : Georgia aka Tracy
I had been phoning Terrea about once a month just to keep in touch and the last time I called she couldn't talk she said she had had a fall and was trying to sleep. I wish I had phoned her on Sunday. I was going to but got busy with other stuff...much less important stuff and I neglected to call her. At least she went peacefully in her sleep. In the Aramaic Language (the language of Jesus) the word for death is muta (Pronounced Mota) and it means, Not here present elsewhere. I know she is sing with the angles and has reunited with B.J. and Sue and her own Mother. I truely loved her. She and B.J. had taken such good care of me when I worked at the Garret. Georgia (as she knew me) aka Tracy Betancourt

    05th January 2013 - 08:17:32 PM    
196 : The Webmaster
I regret to report that, on Janury 5, 2013, Terrea Lea passed away quietly in her sleep.

That is all the information I have at this time.

    04th September 2012 - 05:00:28 PM    
195 : Kendra Hall
Friend of Joan Baker's. Washed dishes in the weekends for a season probably '64-'65 ish. Notably fell asleep on the floor with my eyes open and scared the #**# out of the waitstaff.

    20th July 2012 - 09:50:14 PM    
194 : Stu Goldberg
seeking good album terrea lea at the garret

    13th April 2012 - 09:25:48 PM    
193 : Kevin
My uncle, Michael Kollander worked with Terrea in Les's band, The Balladeers. I would appreciate contact from anyone who knew him during this period.



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