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GUEST,Ron Olesko Folk Music Dying? (97* d) RE: Folk Music Dying? 10 Jun 03

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!   We have a thread going that is moaning about folk music dying and another that is moaning out radio dying. I better find a new pastime.

Joking aside, there are some good examples of things we can do to HELP interest new ears toward folk music, but they still need a reason to embrace the music in the first place.    What are we trying to accomplish? If we want folk music to compete with popular music, we have just changed the definition. Play it, they will come.

And why do we need to comment on the way artists dress? I am not singling you out Nicole, many people do this all the time.   Why does folk music need a costume? Denim and flannel.   Jewel feels comfortable the way she looks, then fine.   I've seen folk singers look like they picked their attire out of trashbins. That shouldn't influence their music.

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