"I'm Gonna Say It Now: The Writings of Phil Ochs" available now

Some of us have been around long enough to remember the songwriter, Phil Ochs, a contemporary of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, who in the 1960s was recording some of that tumultuous period's most pioneering protest music. Songs like ‘Draft Dodger Rag,’ ‘I Ain’t Marching Anymore,’ ‘Power and the Glory,’ ‘Here’s to the State of Mississippi,’ were written over 50 years ago yet feel powerfully relevant to our current political landscape. Ochs' family in collaboration with editor David Cohen have drawn together a book, "I'm Gonna Say It Now: The Writings of Phil Ochs," that includes both previously published and unpublished writings and photographs from the Phil Ochs Papers, held at the Woody Guthrie Center, to compile the oeuvre of his literary contributions outside of songwriting. Phil Ochs remains unheralded and perhaps too obscure, in part due to his death at an early age and the all but erasure of his profound contributions to protest music by a culture that was quick to move on from the unrest of the '60s into the excess of the '70s. The book is available now and I highly recommend it!