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Thread #122570 Message #2690404
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Jul-09 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Us and Them: folk music and political persuasion
Subject: RE: Us and Them: folk music and political persuasion
Still, I'd say that political conservatives probably feel more comfortable in old-time music circles, where music is chiefly non-political. Among those that call themselves folk musicians in the US and the UK, there is enough music that is political and distinctly liberal in nature, that I think a conservative would feel uncomfortable in their midst. In the 1960s, American folk music was much more uniformly liberal in its political outlook. Now there seems to be room for non-political music.