flag usa * I GOT A SONG, by Rick Massimo

     The first-ever book exclusively devoted to the history of the Newport Folk Festival, I GOT A SONG documents the trajectory of an American musical institution that began more than a half-century ago and continues to influence our understanding of folk music today. Rick Massimo's research is complemented by extensive interviews with the people who were there and who made it all happen: the festival's producers, some of its biggest stars, and people who huddled in the fields to witness moments—like Bob Dylan's famous electric performance in 1965—that live on in musical history.

- A HISTORY OF THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, Wesleyan University Press 2017, Middletown, CT, 260 pages. ISBN 9780819577047

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