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Posted By: George Seto -
23-Jan-05 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: Contemporary song in folk music
Subject: RE: Contemporary song in folk music
MurkeyChris, are you limiting your contemporary songwriters to Britain?

If you are considering outside of Britain, you might include

Hank Williams
Jimmie Rodgers
Pete Seeger
Bob Dylan
Dan McKinnon (as mentioned above)
Dave Stone (Halifax, Canada)
Fred Eaglesmith
Gordon Lightfoot
James Keelaghan
David Francey

Plus many others too numerous to mention right now.

All of these people write and sing songs about common every events which the average people can relate to, or feel that the song is about them.