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1 Anyone for folk scare era? on March 9th 2016, 1:32 am

Wondering if anyone else here (besides yours truly) plays acoustic/folk guitar and/or sings (or even just enjoys hearing) folk music from the 1960's?  Talking basically PP&M, Baez, Paxton, that group -- other than protest songs.  I also do an eclectic mix of other covers, mundane stuff such as John Denver, a couple of Jim Croce, and onesy-twosies of other artists including even a little bluegrass.
I can't abide what passes for "folk" music today; the modern stuff is first of all impossible to memorize for an old fogy like me, since the lyrics often go on and on and on with very few if any repeats, and second of all seems very narcissistic, all about each and every emotion of the song writer, droning on and on ad infinitum.

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2 Re: Anyone for folk scare era? on March 21st 2016, 7:29 pm

You would enjoy some of the young people like Mumford and son. After they came to a small town where President Reagan went to high school, I have enjoyed their music.

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3 Re: Anyone for folk scare era? on March 26th 2016, 1:11 am

Had given up on any replies to this thread and stopped checking -- plus had house guests for a few days this week -- so missed your post, Sea.   About to head to bed but will give a listen to  your video tomorrow.  Thx.   Still doesn't answer whether or not you like any of the music I mentioned.   Seems there are very few of us left who do.  I play for myself these days.

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4 Re: Anyone for folk scare era? on October 5th 2016, 11:58 am

RealLindaL wrote:Wondering if anyone else here (besides yours truly) plays acoustic/folk guitar and/or sings (or even just enjoys hearing) folk music from the 1960's?  Talking basically PP&M, Baez, Paxton, that group -- other than protest songs.  I also do an eclectic mix of other covers, mundane stuff such as John Denver, a couple of Jim Croce, and onesy-twosies of other artists including even a little bluegrass.
I can't abide what passes for "folk" music today; the modern stuff is first of all impossible to memorize for an old fogy like me, since the lyrics often go on and on and on with very few if any repeats, and second of all seems very narcissistic, all about each and every emotion of the song writer, droning on and on ad infinitum.


Louis Armstrong said all music is folk music because he never heard a horse sing a song. Still listen to Dylan and Phil Ochs every now and then. Maybe that's why I like Gaga because evidently she listens to Phil Ochs too. Saw this group a while back and they were awesome.




This video doesn't capture the image of them doing part of this number flat on their backs. The fiddle player with his legs straight up in the air kicking his heels.

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5 Re: Anyone for folk scare era? on February 17th 2017, 10:25 am

I am a little late to the party, since this thread is over a year old.
But that's usually how I roll. Very Happy

I'm a HUGE fan of folk music from the 60's. There are some folk musicians that meet every Wednesday evening downtown at the Artel Gallery on Palafox.

C'mon out. Tell em I sent ya. Wink

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6 Re: Anyone for folk scare era? on April 14th 2017, 6:25 pm

Hey Pan, saw the great article in today's PNJ about your Wednesday folk group at Artel.  Congrats! You may be overrun with new participants!
But hey, I didn't seem to see any capos anywhere in the pics. Are they disallowed in your group, or something? I use a capo with probably about 95% of my songs...

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