The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77728 Message #1392749
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
29-Jan-05 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
If you refer back to my post, you will see that I referred very specifically to singer/songwriters writing in the folk idiom, and with the same subject matter. I would think that makes it pretty clear that I am not talking about pop, pop folk, or folk rock. This removes the examples that you gave without further discussion or analysis. Most of what I write is folk tempo and style, and written about what I see and experience with the accent on humour. I also sing a number of traditional songs, some unaccompanied, and carefully chosen songs written by others. I perform mostly in folk clubs, and the audiences generally seem to appreciate what I do.
So, my question is this:- If I am not a folk singer, what exactly do you people think I should call myself. I've been doing this since 1965, and it's only in the last five years or so that I've had people telling me I'm not a folk singer.
There are times when I could almost say to hell with it and take up bowls instead, but I care too much about the music to do that.