Mudcat Café message #2596919 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119547   Message #2596919
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
25-Mar-09 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
"I think we live in different worlds and know people who are much different. Perhaps it's the difference between the East coast and the West coast."

I agree Don, and that is the beauty of music- it brings those worlds together or at least gives those wishing to look an insight. Traditional folk music has always done that for me, and contemporary folk shows us paths.

Earlier when I said that some people consider "folk" a four letter word, I was not talking about the folk community. It is the outside world that has a "Mighty Wind" image of what we are about. I believe it is also the bickering and judgemental nature that turns people off. I guess we continue to learn.