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Thread #101506 Message #2050129
Posted By: Mooh
12-May-07 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
Must have been genetics. My father dabbled in folk music (aside from choral and church music), and my mother was raised in a very traditional (music wise) Scottish household, so something rubbed off on me.
As a child I was strangely drawn to church hymns based on old folk song melodies, without even knowing at first that they were folk melodies. That led to an appreciation for the songs from my parent's books of folk songs which they shared and we sang at choir camps, campfires, scouts, and elsewhere. Even after I got rebellious and discovered rock and roll I loved Jethro Tull and the folkier Led Zeppelin songs. Even went through a bluegrass phase. That carried me a long time until I started getting interested in acoustic groups and their propensity for playing folk music. By that time I was getting stuck in my ways.