Rick Massimo

I Got a Song (Excerpt)

I Got a Song (Excerpt) by Rick Massimo
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For readers of:Elijah Wald, Bob Boilen, Peter Guralnick, Benjamin Filene
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About the Book

The first-ever book devoted to the history of the Newport Folk Festival, I Got a Song documents an American musical institution that began more than a half-century ago and influences folk music today. The research is complemented by interviews with the festival's producers, stars and people who huddled in the fields to witness moments such as Bob Dylan’s famous electric performance in 1965. I Got a Song tells the stories of several generations of American folk music enthusiasts.

This excerpt contains Chapter 1 as well as excerpts from Chapters 3 and 13.

About the Author

Rick Massimo lives and works in Washington, DC. He covered popular music for the Providence Journal for nine years and has been writing about music and history for far longer. His books include I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival and A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set.

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