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Folk music... what's it all about?
I know nothing about it. But I like this:
It can be boring as hell. If you like some energy in your music stay away from this genre...
I don't really seek out folk music too much. It can be a very affecting genre though, one where the voice is at the center, the more raw and gritty the better for me. I like me some slide guitar, harmonica and fingerpicking acoustic work as well. Because the voice is so upfront with folk it opens the listener up to lyrical dissection. I'm not really a lyric guy, their not that important to me, but with folk its hard not to be more critical. I do have a thing for when folk influences bleed their way into other music. Love me some Akron/Family and Califone.
Idk hard to reduce a whole genre to a list of distinct positives when the genre is more expansive than you are giving it credit for.
No beat. Stay away.
He would ruin the entire genre :)
‘course a lot of low class people singing it. Matter of fact, most so-called folk singers don’t even look like folk. Folk song tells true stories, but terr'ble stories - because folk are terr'ble. Terr'ble songs make big songs, why do you think kids like rock'n’roll? Because it’s terr'ble!
with proper tunes.
playing proper tunes.
a goodly kick up the arse.