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Re: Rick Daly posted this on his message board .. The New George, Rick, Jerry Trio
Edited by poverly on 4/22/2018, 8:20 pm
i agree. folk to me is the oral tradition. not protest music (which is just protest). not singer-songwriter. sometimes as the years went by you'd find ppm and joannie, for instance, in "easy listening" even at some Tower Records. used to offend me, but now i think that was actually pretty close. John Stewart told me once, after i sent him a couple of artists' cds, one of whom he liked and one he didn't "i hate folk music."
Bob of course didn't think of the KT as a folk group. for a long time i'd put bluegrass in there as folk music, but even that form evolved both in style and in the amount of newly written material. but hey, everyone else calls woody and bob dylan folk singers, so, what the hay...
Allan Shaw liked to call this stuff "popular Folk Music." that kind of worked for me.