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Thread #8470 Message #52963
Posted By: rick fielding
09-Jan-99 - 12:07 AM
Thread Name: Right Wing Folksongs
Subject: RE: Right Wing Folksongs
Anyone ever hear of a chap named Hollinder (or something like that). I was playing a festival in New England a few years back and saw him sitting with a guitar in front of his trailer in the parking lot. I asked someone who he was and they reacted somewhat negatively, so my curiosity was definitely piqued. I spoke to him for a few minutes and he talked me into buying a record album. I didn't listen to it for several weeks but when I did I was surprised to find out it contained a number of stridently pro-Vietnam songs, written in a contemporary folk style. Although I was very familiar with groups like "Up With People", and The "New Christy Minstrels" I'd never encountered a solo folk singer writing and singing right wing songs. Can't think he got much work!