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Thread #171757 Message #4156207
Posted By: GUEST,Howard Jones
24-Oct-22 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
I don't recall hearing any country music in the folk clubs I went to in the 1970s. They were mainly British trad, with a sprinkling of singer-songwriter "contemporary folk". Not much American music of any genre, although of course floor singers would do Dylan and I recall seing a few American guests such as Derroll Adams, Holly Tannen and Jim Couza.
Most of my circle had a low opinion of Country, regarding it as fake-cowboy, formulaic and over-sentimental. I don't the BBC's "Country meets Folk" programme satisfied either camp.