The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111033 Message #2344231
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
19-May-08 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: Money v Folk
Subject: RE: Money v Folk
Re definitions: I think there is a difference between what (these days) I would consider to be a folk song and what material I might consider appropriate in a general folk club... Some of it (notably what I might describe as coming from "The Bob Dylan school of contemporary [American I suppose] singer-songwriting) I might even dislike and wish it never had found a place in the broader usages of "folk" but I tend to agree we are there and can't turn time back.
divorced from the people
I love that one. "Traditional folk" wasn't. Little in the way of "contemporary folk" (including stuff I enjoy) really reaches many. Mostly, it's the pop songs that do that.