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Thread #141742   Message #3266581
Posted By: Brian Peters
01-Dec-11 - 06:19 AM
Thread Name: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Subject: RE: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
"She did not like the color of my guitar....."

Was it one of those blue ones? Good decision.

Just to add to my previous post: I've spent twenty-odd years selling traditional music to people who weren't always receptive to it, and when I read about some conspiracy against contemporary folk by the intolerant old traddies, I think back to the rudeness with which I've sometimes been treated in the past by people who dismissed my music as "that finger-in-the-ear stuff". And of the venues I play (including many in the US) where the forthcoming guest list includes scarcely any performers working with traditional music, but where audience members will often say after the show, "It was great to hear some traditional folk, we get so little of it here".