Mudcat Café message #3603492 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153775   Message #3603492
Posted By: GUEST
21-Feb-14 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: English vs. American folk culture
Subject: RE: English vs. American folk culture
I have been an active member in many folk clubs over the year including one in Northern Virginia patterned on the english model.

A big problem in the states is that the copyright agencies continually shake down folk venues to the point that musicians often have to carry documentation with them to prove that what they perform is all public domain. The result is that may open mics, coffee houses, etc no longer have live music.

In SW Michigan where I now live we have many venues and festivals.
P.S. I perform much nautical and English fold music myself.