Mudcat Café message #2704030 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123001   Message #2704030
Posted By: treewind
19-Aug-09 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
Is "nouveau folk " different from "nu-folk"?

"traditional performance"
Often taken as meaning unaccompanied singing. In the context of "outside the realm of..." I guess he means using instrumentation and arrangements that wouldn't have been used in the context where the songs were originally transmitted from generation to generation, but how should I know, as I'm not familiar with the material he refers to.

(+ I'm rambling, having imbibed a pint of Tanglefoot in an attempt to counteract the heat)