The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139773 Message #3268489
Posted By: Lighter
04-Dec-11 - 05:48 PM
Thread Name: NPR: current Appalachian ballad singers
Subject: RE: NPR: current Appalachian ballad singers
>"When you learned them the way that I did, you had to spend the time with them," Adams says. "There was no other way around it, and that meant more to me — and means more to me now — than the song itself. Anybody can learn a song, but to sit with Inez Chandler for three hours on her front porch, buddy, was an experience."
Not the whole point of traditional music, but most of it.