Rick Massimo

Newport Folk Festival Book — “I Got A Song”

(7.27) Signing and singing. The book is “I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival,” and its author Rick Massimo — who covered the folk festival for The Providence Journal for nine years — will be at Books on the Square Thursday for a reading, book signing, and a mini folk fest. …

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Halloween Playlist

[youtube]uHBtpqbOKXk&ob=av2e[/youtube] Big thanks to Rick Massimo, music critic for the Providence Journal, for his inspiring Halloween music recommendations.  Mr. Massimo’s list hewed more closely to the holiday theme, whereas I took his suggestions for Rob Zombie’s ‘Superbeast’ and ‘Stigmata’ by Ministry, and ran with those tunes as my organizing principal. Here’s what goes well with …

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Folk Festival This Weekend — Wear Sunblock

And a hat. Great article by Rick Massimo in the Thursday ProJo highlighting the local acts representing at the Newport Folk Festival this weekend — The Low Anthem and Deer Tick. At last year’s folk festival in Newport, Ben Knox Miller and the rest of The Low Anthem weren’t on stage — they were backstage, …

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Sounds Like a Bum Rap

Sage Francis can talk faster than I can hear, that’s all I know.  He has a free download available called ‘Conspiracy to Riot’ which, according to Rick Massimo’s article in today’s ProJo, is intended to raise awareness of arrests at the Republican National Convention and money for the defense of one his friends who was …

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