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Mudlark Obit - Folk music and its relevance (126* d) RE: Obit - Folk music and its relevance 26 Nov 04


Trad folk music is dying? Au contraire! Movies like O, Brother and Songcatcher were very popular (and tho the movies may not ha e been great a lot of the music WAS), and at least in my neck of the woods, the folky type venues are doing fine. So fine, in fact, that I have to order my tickets early as they almost always sell out before the concert date.

And...if I plunk down hard cash for a concert put on by the Folk Music Society   I would be pretty pissed off if what I got was punk, or raggoe...or Beethoven, for that matter. And I'd like to see how long a modern day Benny Goodman would last, let alone   a Michael Smith or Kate Rugby, on stage at the local tavern that features hard rock bands.


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