Mudcat Café message #1953648 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98564   Message #1953648
Posted By: Scoville
31-Jan-07 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: The Blues View V the Folk View?
Subject: RE: The Blues View V the Folk View?
I might point out that the viewpoint stated is that of one individual. There are plenty of people who would say the same thing about folk, old-time, bluegrass, whatever. I rarely encounter the degree of nit-pickiness in real life that I encounter on Mudcat when it comes to questions of "what still counts as folk", nor do the musicians I've played with in real life dream wistfully of a folk revival. They're out there doing it; they don't need another pop-music takeover to revive it, and they have no fear of it dying out.