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Larry124 Why are singer-songwriters called folksingers? (79* d) RE: Why are singer/ songwrites called folksi 16 Oct 01

The Old Coot Lament:

Used to be, there was city music and country music. The country music was folk.

The Revival added city music and "community/movement" (whatever), to folk.

Nowadays just about anyone can write a song. And does. And performs it publicly. And records it. And no one else ever plays a cover version.

The guys in the coffeehouse audience wish they could play that way, or maybe just get laid. The gals in the audience wish they could play that way, or maybe at least be able to say that they didn't go out and view a Bruce Willis movie.

There's still a little community though. It's in forums like this one, warts and all. I'm glad.

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