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Goose Gander American Folk / Country: Dividing Lines (49) RE: American Folk / Country: Dividing Lines 01 Mar 10


'Country' used to be folk music, jazzed up a little at times, rather 'pure' at other times. Marketed commercially, certainly, but no less folk for that - even Nimrod Workman is marketed commercially, that's the way things are done in a capitalist society (with socialism for the rich to keep them happy).

'Country' nowadays is synonomous with the worst sort of treacly pap, nary a trace of the old music.

So if Keith Urban is country, what is Fiddlin' John Carson?


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