Mudcat Café message #2317054 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110427   Message #2317054
Posted By: Steve Shaw
16-Apr-08 - 05:46 AM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
And I happen to think that Billy Bragg is truly a folk performer in the best sense of the term. He sings great songs about CONTEMPORARY issues that affect real people. If there had ever been a golden age that's what folk singers would have been doing. Yes, that could get up some traditionalists' noses I suppose. Of course, if we WANT to sideline anyone with electric pretensions or regional accents...