Mudcat Café message #3176378 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3176378
Posted By: GUEST,Jerome Clark
25-Jun-11 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
"Purist" is a lazy word to characterize those who like their folk music as traditionally delivered as possible. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with interesting, even radical innovations in the performance of folk music either. Live and let live, and insist only that however it's done, it's done well. There's plenty of room for everybody, and without everybody, folk music would have been pushed so far to the margins that we wouldn't even be having this discussion.