The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158212 Message #3742671
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
09-Oct-15 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Need input on youth in folk music
Subject: RE: Need input on youth in folk music
Regarding the comments about humorous songs of the 60s and 70s putting off younger singers, I concur. There is this strain of corny humor in song that takes place at any Folk gathering. While a satirical version of The Bonny Ship the Diamond may be amusing to older folkies, youngster will view it as painful in the same way they view other strained humor, like puns.