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Thread #153775   Message #3603714
Posted By: GUEST,Musket
22-Feb-14 - 03:33 AM
Thread Name: English vs. American folk culture
Subject: RE: English vs. American folk culture
And yet.

I played at a folk club the other night and my set had four American songs in it, the rest being my own. I noted that the floor turns sang mainly American songs.

I meant to end with an English traditional song but forgot..

I see more and more acoustic music nights as opposed to a Jim Carroll defined folk night. The term folk seems to be evolving. Conversely, I found an excellent sing around night in the UK tradition in a bar in Santa Monica CA a few years ago.

That said, I think the pub v coffee house roots together with the geography has led to different overall scenes.