I'd like to thank those of you who provided a thoughtful response to my posting.
But I must say to Banjo Johnny and Mbo that I found your responses to be quite offensive. If you disagree with me, that's fine. Provide an argument. Responding in the way you did just makes you look like complete assholes.
To everyone else, I'm sorry for being so blunt. I would think that a discussion on issues pertaining to the cultural and historical perspective of folk music would be welcome at Mudcat, that it should be more than just lists of favorite folk singers.