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The Band is probably the ultimate example of people taking all kinds of music, from gospel to blues to mountain music to folk music to on and on and on and on and putting them all in this big pot and mixing up a new gumbo.
We don't need to bring down the rich folk to help the poor.
Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.
I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman's domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.
Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
The folk music definition has changed in this fast music world and musical styles are blending really quickly.
I try to make my music have the quiet spaces of folk, the intimacy, and the energy of rock.
I think all old folk's homes should have striptease. If I ran one I'd have a striptease every week.
I've been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff.
There's sort of a persistent misperception that talking about race is black folk's burden. Ultimately, only men can end sexism, and only white people can end racism.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
My mum's family would all get together, with guitars, harmonica, mandolins and upright bass and play old blues and folk songs. That was normal to me.
Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s I got interested in folk music.
There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
Marie de France
It's fun. I sit down every day and tell stories. Some folk would kill to get that chance.
Gujarat is truly vibrant. Be it handicrafts, folk music, art, costumes or food - the state offers the best of everything.
This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands.
My family making music was like a folk background, really: banging on tabletops, playing banjo and all kinds of things.
I don't know about folk music. I play guitar, so there's a feeling I make folk music.
James Vincent McMorrow
At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.
As a teenager, my blackness was also questioned by some of the life choices I made that weren't considered to be 'black' choices. For example, joining the swim team when it is a known fact that 'black folk don't swim'; or choosing to become a vegetarian when blacks clearly love chicken.
I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
I am like a folk painter. Paint and move ahead.
M. F. Husain
From folk to tribal to Cab Calloway, Cole Porter, Gershwin to the Rolling Stones, whose first record was all covers, to country-western, bebop, blues, and even the referencing in classic hip hop to cliched love ballads of the '80s or whatever - that is kinda gone, and that's just terrifying to me.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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