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Fortunato American Folk / Country: Dividing Lines (49) RE: American Folk / Country: Dividing Lines 03 Mar 10


I'm having a growing interest in the newer genres, Americana and Roots, or variously, American Roots.

In this genre I can introduce, comfortably for me, a ragtime tune, a Carter Family Tune, a fiddle tune, a delta blues song, and so on, without creating an internal conflict. Additionally, no one jumps up, and says, "that's not a blues tune, that's a pop tune from the '20s", or something similar.

Of course, it's fine to discuss the intricacies of traditional/folk/old time/blues/country/bluegrass as much as you like. But a song may be played by Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and George Hamilton IV and Buckwheat Zydeco and reside briefly in many sub-genres.

If it enhances the pleasure for one to experience the music heard then parse on, but remember "There'll be no distinction there".


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