The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18331   Message #184966
Posted By: Wesley S
25-Feb-00 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: Is there a future for traditional music
Subject: RE: Is there a future for traditional music
These songs have been with us for hundreds of years. I don't think any of us are capable for killing off this music even if we wanted to. The music is stronger than we are. Thank God for that.

Five hundred years from now at a mining camp on Mars a miner will pick up his signed C F Martin XV guitar { the one his granddaddy left him } and play "Red River Valley" followed by "Home On the Range". And who knows - his songbook might tell him it was written by an obscure folksinger from the 20th century called"Mudcat"