I booked the entire NY FOLK FESTIVAL at Carneigi Hall in 1965. It was a very influential event. First of all,I divided the nights into themes; The Evolution of Funk, which started with Artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Skip Jammes from Buffy Sainte-Marie and Phil Ochs to Muddy Waters to Nina Simone; Country to Bluegrass to Nashville which started with Almeda Riddle singing a high country ballad and worked its way through Mac Wiseman, Flatt and Scruggs to Johnny Cash; The Contemporary Singer-Songwriter which was meant to show that both the young and the old were writing new songs like Buffy Sainte-Marie and Phil Ochs to Muddy Waters and Skip James to Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry - all singing new songs. The term Singer-Songwriter was not popular when I used it for the concert. Folk singers were usually referred to as 'protest singers' but the day after our first ad in the New York Times most critics changed their decription to SingerSongwriter except for Buffy Sainte-Marie, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and a few others. We had a blues workshop in the afternoon with Dave Van Ronk, Son House and Mississppi John Hurt and Skip James playing Silent Night on guitar and piano! The booking by themes so impressed Pete Seeger and the Newport Folk Festival that they tried a couple of theme concerts themselves and quickly learned that it is hard to do by committee. It was a good year for folk music. In fact, the 60s was a golden age in the Village with more great talent than you can imagine - and they shared ideas with each other as a community. It was an exciting time to be a part of it. I was very lucky.