Mudcat Café message #3975547 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165645   Message #3975547
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Feb-19 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
Subject: RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
"but 'traditional' folk however you define it is a minority interest and I am all for those artists who try to attract new audiences by making it more interesting."Can you explain how you make a word based narrative musical form "more interesting" by drowning out the words with usually loud electronic accompaniment
The only thing you are doing to folk song is using it to create something something else, which you are quite entitled to do
It's a little arrogant to claim that makes it "more interesting" - who is it more interesting to - not me
It would be nice to put more bums on seats but in the end, it's a specific and well established music that counts - not arses
We really were here first and we put the years in to get the music to where it got
Nobody's asking you to like it, but that's what it is
Jim Carroll