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Thread #167123   Message #4026895
Posted By: Joe Offer
07-Jan-20 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: Types of folk music you like or dislike
Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
I suppose I like a bit of everything, but I generally don't like "singer-songwriters," unless they are writing in a traditional style. I tend to seek out people who sing songs I can learn and sing. I don't really like to perform solo, although I sometimes do. My favorite thing to do, is to sing with other people. I've been involved in various forms of community singing since I was about ten years old, and I still can't get enough of it.

I used to like Peter Paul and Mary and the Kingston Trio and Limeliters and all that folk revival stuff of the 1950s and 1960s, but I think I've mostly outgrown them. Bok-Muir-Trickett and the Golden Ring albums that Sandy Paton and others recorded, are more to my liking now.

I like Roy Bailey a lot, often more than the people he got his songs from.

I like listening to and learning from source singers, but in small doses.