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Thread #101506 Message #2048061
Posted By: GUEST,Scoville at scanner
10-May-07 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
Seeing the Weavers in concert was what reeled my mother in. I don't know how Dad got into it--his family seemed to consider themselves too upwardly-mobile for that kind of thing--but he's been a total convert for years.
My brother went through a Metallica/Rammstein phase in high school but we got him back once he got to college and outgrew that.
*I differentiate "folk" from other genres since we also listened to a lot of ragtime and blues. At the time, it was "studio" blues--Bessie Smith, mostly--as opposed to Delta or East Texas, which are more "folky". Ragtime is pretty formal. Still folk relatives, I suppose, but not necessarily what one thinks of immediately.