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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ndcaster, Jun 19, 2017.
Oh, them thar pesky mostlies!
Maybe a few other parts too, and they don't smell like goats or old sleeping bags.
Country is people from Appalachia singing about home. Folk is people from Connecticut singing about Appalachia.
I now a scarred man when I hear him!
Close, but REAL Country is Haggard and Jones playing that music that you can smell the restroom and booze emanating from the speaker on your radio!
Man, booze will make a man wake up in terrible situations, terrible. He might even go so far as to wake up in a Volkswagen Van that smells like a lot of things, none of them very good...
So where would the Louvin Brothers fit in? They seem to have aspects of country, folk and bluegrass (along with gospel).
Note to self: categories are for people who sell music, not for people who listen.
They also chew tabacky chew tabacky spit.
Carter Family v. Carlene Carter
Dave Dudley v. Dave Van Ronk
Greg Brown v. Aaron Tippin
Folk, bluegrass, and country are all cousins. When jazz and blues had a baby with gospel, that baby married country and from the union of their loins begat rock'n'roll.
Thank you for discovering her to da fellas' overseas
Yeah, we all have memories of old girlfriends that smelled like goats.
Hey mod, he said 'loins'. Heheh
You don't here folk fans say things like " stoppit daddy yer crush' mah cigarettes".
Play that on a $10 Monkey Ward guitar instead of that fancy Banjer and you have Hill Country Blues.
Ignoring Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line for a minute, Country music is the traditional home made music of our rural regions. "Irish" music is Ireland's country music if you will. Musette is French traditional music, also their country music, and so on. Its usually associated with dance, but also ballads and story telling. "Folk" is a made up term coined by European classical music academicians to encompass all non-European non-classical music and song not recognized as formal. It doesn't differentiate cultures, background, structure or form, explaining why its a nebulous term to the rest of us. It is often used in a derogatory manner, leading marketeers to search for a new term, such as "roots" and "Americana".
Country is people from the city singing about Appalachia, but not neccesarily.
Folk is Appalachia, but not neccesarily.
Just as mountain music isn't bluegrass.
Nashville ain't exactly th' stix and ain't a damn one of them operate a tractor, anymore.
And no, riding mowers don't count.
The whole thing got confused because of J. Cash, who did both but mostly folk, but was identified by a country audeance, a crossover.
Real country is dead. Stomped, crushed, denied, misidentified, disrespected, scattered, smothered and covered with a cowboy hat on top.
or "five hundred miles, five hundred miles, five hundred miles, five hundred miles..."
The difference between folk and country? Depends on the folks and what part of the country...