A very special thanks to Jim Kweskin for his role in making this project possible.
From David Wilson
For some reason, a half century after the birth and several decades after the demise of the modest publication, Broadside Of Boston, there is a “revival” of interest in not just folk music itself, but in those artists, events and commentary that comprised the so-called folk revival of the mid twentieth century. It is intended that this site, as may many others, contributes to an awareness and, hopefully, an understanding of that cultural wave that both swept over us and buoyed us up for an exhilarating ride over a number of years. As you will see, the most amazing aspect of this publication is not its contents, although we think those are remarkable, but that it lived and flourished for the better part of a decade entirely produced by a group of volunteers who received little in the way of rewards other than their name on the masthead. Some served for an extended period of time contributing time and talent that were counted as precious commodities in their “day jobs,” and never begrudged the value of their efforts. Others served for lesser periods of time, often in roles far beneath their capabilities, yet nonetheless essential to the meeting of deadlines, the preparation of copy and camera ready layouts, the servicing of subscriptions and the delivery of issues to final distribution points. Many gave of themselves to do gruntwork simply because they saw things that needed to be done and proceeded selflessly to do them. This is dedicated to all who so generously gave of themselves.