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"I Got a Song" by Rick Massimo. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
"I Got a Song" by Rick Massimo. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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The 2017 Newport Folk Festival begins Friday.

The festival got its start in 1959 and its long history is documented in Rick Massimo's new book, "I Got A Song."

He joined WBUR's Morning Edition to talk about the festival's impact on the folk genre.

This segment aired on July 27, 2017.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.

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