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lefthanded guitar What first attracted you to folk? (63* d) RE: What first attracted you to folk? 04 Apr 12

I've always been drawn first to a well written song. Dylan was the first folk artist I was drawn to, and so many others who followed and/or emulated him; from Phil Ochs to Jackson Browne to Iris Dement, from Steve Earle to Gillian Welch to Pete Seeger, the Cheiftains, the Pennywhistlers, etc. etc.- these musicians were all concerned with presenting a song that clings to your ears and heart- a song that is intelligently crafted yet full of emotion. That is what drew me to folk music. And whether it's been a song handed down by generations of people, or one that bears that stamp of the writer; folk music is the place where I've most often found that which is elegant and eloquent and beautiful in music.

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