Mudcat Café message #3421529 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147588   Message #3421529
Posted By: artbrooks
17-Oct-12 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Subject: RE: Republican or Conservative folk singers
There is at least one active singer/songwriter and folk music performer (and Mudcat member) whose personal opinions are at the Tea Party extreme of the US political spectrum (and I won't name him), but this has no effect at all on his music. There are a few individuals on Mudcat who articulate intelligent and well thought-out conservative points of view (and a number of, IMHO, pure idiots), at least one of whom I spent some time enjoying music with at the Getaway.

The line between bluegrass, which is usually (in the US) seen as a sub-set of folk, and country is pretty thin, and there are many country musicians who are very right-wing.

Generally, however, folkies trend left.