This is going to be a new “category” here at sixstr stories. To start things off, here are two quotes about Folk music.
“All music is Folk music. I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song.”
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
American Jazz musician.
“Folk music is that which remains when everything else is discarded.
It is where the song is more important than the singer.
If it has found a useful and essential place in people’s lives, it is Folk music.
In the end it is the sound of hope because it speaks to life.”
John Gorka (1958-)
American Folksinger, songwriter & guitarist.
[From the forward to “Folk and Blues: the Encyclopedia” (2001).]
There you go. Let me know what you think. Lots more where those came from!