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Posted By: punkfolkrocker
21-Aug-18 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
On a bit of a tangent, but sparked off by thoughts on this thread...

I like the idea of folk 'fusion' music in principle, but very often don't think much of the results...
Maybe, whatever genre is being fused with trad folk,
it usually tends to end up too smug and M.O.R...???

not enough grit and balls...

I got into 'Americana', particularly the 'Gothic' depressing variant 20 ish years ago..
and discovered some great bands that satisfied me at that time...

That actually challenged my prejudice towards Country and Western,
and I ended up learning to enjoy a lot of the music I hated when I was a kid,
and my uncle dominated family parties with his C&W LPs...

A similar process could potentially happen with kids who think they hate trad folk...???


hmmmm.. dunno...