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Thread #78946   Message #1428618
Posted By: greg stephens
07-Mar-05 - 06:04 AM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy: Pop or folk?
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy: Pop or folk?
Innovative musicians(of which EC is one) are bound to be unclassifiable for a bit, unless they are clever and invent a catchy name and concept for a category to put their music into. Otherwise, it will take a while before someone comes up with a new category, or decide which of the old categories to shohorn the musician into. Some innovators spawn a huge breed of followers and the category becomes obvious(eg early New Orleans players and jazz). Others remain more or less solo oddities, and don't really need a category, they are themselves(eg Tiny Tim). Time will tell. Maybe a new category of "husky" will arise, and Eliza Carthy will be the chief exponent.