The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98564   Message #1953038
Posted By: RTim
30-Jan-07 - 08:29 PM
Thread Name: The Blues View V the Folk View?
Subject: The Blues View V the Folk View?
This evening I heard a piece with Buddy Guy on the PBS show "Etown"

Quoting from their web page:

"Electrifying Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy drops by etown this week. Guy has had his ups and downs in the music business during his long career, but has never lost the edginess of his powerful performances or the grittiness of his guitar playing. He plays and talks about the state of the blues with hosts Nick and Helen Forster."

Now - It was interesting how he talked about the performers of the past and thanked them for what he had learned from them.
There was however no talk of Traditional or Revival, you learn from the past and you respect the past, without getting into some debate that splits the community in two or Forces people to make choices or ascribe labels. You just love to play and sing the music that moves you - respectfully.

Is there something that folk music can learn here?

Tim Radford