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Thread #147588   Message #3421800
Posted By: musicmick
18-Oct-12 - 02:06 AM
Thread Name: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Subject: RE: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Dick Greenhaus nailed this one. Most traditional songs reflect trditional values and, in today's world, would be considered consrvative. There are a heck of a lot more old songs about Adam and Eve than there are about evolution and the Wee Cooper of Fife would be arrested for spousal abuse. Almost all the great old Country and Western stars were evangelical and politically in line with John Wayne.
It is our own prejudice that calls Tom Paxton a folksinger but denies that designation to Barry Sandler, Bill Monroe or Whispering Bill Anderson. There are scads of Republican folksingers out there but we deny them because they don't agree with us.