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GUEST,Ace Why are singer-songwriters called folksingers? (79* d) RE: Why are singer/ songwrites called folksi 14 Oct 01


"...we who hold to the older venerated views about this music and what it encompasses, must, seemingly, tolerate the presence of the myriads of way off-the-mark s/s troops in our midst..."

I'm sorry if I offend you, Art, but this statement encapsulates for me everything wrong with the folk scene. Music has to develop and change - much like a language - in order to be a living tradition. If you despise musicians and their music - be they s/s or musicians taking a modern slant to old traditions - because "it ain't how it were done in MY day," you are condemning folk music to a slow and dull death.


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