Mudcat Café message #2599095 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119547   Message #2599095
Posted By: Howard Jones
28-Mar-09 - 06:01 AM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
SS, your argument appears to be that you're a "folk artist" so anything you produce will be "folk". But how can you be considered a "folk artist" unless you're playing folk? This is another circular argument, just like your earlier position that anything played in a "folk context" is therefore folk, when a "folk context" can only mean somewhere folk music is played.

You can call it what you like, but it doesn't help us either to define "folk music" or to stablish what is acceptable in folk clubs (which is a slightly different question).