On a July morning in 1963 Jeff McCarthy leaves his dorm room at Prince College in Coaltown, Pennsylvania, where he is taking summer courses and sets out on a hitchiking trip to Newport, Rhode Island, where he will be part of a historic musical event, the 1963 Newport Folk Music Festival.
On his Journey Jeff will meet up with a cast of offbeat characters who will share his adventure. He will meet and interact with Folksingers and Folk Music Lovers from everywhere who have come to Newport to share a unique musical experience.
The Newport Folk Music Festival of 1963 provides an interesting musical backdrop for this Novel. Newport 63 brought together the Folk Music Stars of an era including Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan for a musical event that would never be forgotten by anyone attending the Festival.
In this Novel joining Jeff McCarthy on his Newport Adventures are Janice Clayton, a well known female Folk Performer with a disturbing secret, Harold Wilde, a Singer and Playwright from New York City with dark secrets of his own, Folk Music Session Guitarist, Chuck Banner and Wild Boston Debutante, Mandy Thorpe. Newport will be an important Musical and Life Experience for all of the cahracters in The Folksingers.