Former Location –
This is the location where Marty Balin first met Paul Kantner. The “Gourd” was a kind of funky bar that served sandwiches and had a small stage where Kantner was playing at the time.
Balin also first met Signe Toly Anderson, the original vocalist for Jefferson Airplane, when she was performing at the Drinking Gourd. With the addition of Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Skip Spence, this was the beginning of Jefferson Airplane.
1898 Union Street
San Francisco CA 94123