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GUEST,Midchuck upstairs Help: Country vs western (48) RE: Help: Country vs western 08 May 01

There is no Western music anymore...

Woops, I think Kendall just challenged Ian Tyson. I wouldn't try Ian, even if he is pushing 70.

Also Don Edwards, et. al.

Actually, "Cowboy" music is very much alive and well, in fact, it's had quite a resurgence in the last few years. It's just that people in the East aren't much aware of it.

And then there's Western Swing, which is a very specific genre of its own.

"Country" music, on the other hand, at this point breaks down into:

1) The current Hot New Country pap. Bleahh. Yecch.

2) Bluegrass

3) Old-timey

4) "Alt-Country" and "oldies" country

I am fond of (2) and (4). (1) would gag a maggot. I don't smoke dope, so I can't get into (3), except some of the ragtimey stuff like what Norman Blake and the NLCR do.


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