The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77728 Message #1392495
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
29-Jan-05 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
So if I read your comment aright Bill D, folk music DOES belong exclusively to the traditionalist, and singer/songwriters writing in the folk idiom, and on the same subjects as the writers of traditional folk, should find something else to call themselves, and stay off your discussion forum, and out of folk clubs.
So what do we call the people who composed, and sang, those 9000 songs if not singer/songwriters. People must have been more tolerant in those days toward new material, or there would be no tradition.
As to misgivings about the fare offered, our regulars are well aware that our "Acoustic Music Club" will serve up a variety of acoustic music, some of which will be traditional, and some contemporary, and they seem to like it that way. We don't get any pop, but if someone did sing a pop song, we certainly would not make him feel as unwanted as this forum sometimes does people like myself.