Former Location –
The Ash Grove was probably the greatest folk/blues club of the sixties. In 1965 the Ash Grove hosted The Rising Sons, a blues/rock ensemble with Taj Mahal. Also Ed Cassidy, Ry Cooder, Gary Marker and Jesse Lee Kincade played here regularly.
The venue also featured great traditional artists such as Doc Watson, and Lightning Hopkins. The great L.A. Band Spirit made its public debut here.
A lot of great performances were recorded here including:
Live At The Ash Grove 1967 – Vol. 1 by Spirit
Live At The Ash Grove 1969 by The Byrds
Live at The Ash Grove by Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford
A fire in 1973 left nothing but the shell of the building, it was remodeled into the Improv, which is there today
The Ash Grove
8162 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046