All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
Folk music is the original melody of man; it is the musical mirror of the world.
Folk music has pretty powerful medicine for changing your heart.
It's a folk singer's job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people
Folk music was to strengthen and unify people, whether it was through an uprising and rebellion or whether is was through hard work, bringing in crops. But it was to strengthen each other and that's still what music is about today.
I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
Folk Music Has Always Contained a Concern for the Human Condition.
You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity - it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture.
Folk music is not so much a body of art as it is a process, an attitude, and a way of life; its distinguishing features lie not within the songs themselves, but in the relations of those songs to a folk culture.
People can overcome their differences, and when united, move toward a world of greater fairness and justice. As in folk music, each person has a unique role to play.
People sing each other's songs and they cultivate standards. That's the reason why we have folk music and folk stories. History is told through song.
Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.
Mostly folk music is people with fruity voices trying to keep alive something old and dead. It's all a bit boring, like ballet: a minority thing kept going by a minority group.
Folk Music is the map of singing.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.
I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.
If songs were lines in a conversation, the situation would be fine . . .
Folks out in the country couldn't afford to pay for anybody else to make music. They had to make their own. So the peasantry had their music, and it was about a hundred years ago given the name "Folk music".
Pop stardom is not very compelling. I'm much more interested in a relationship between performer and audience that is of equals. I came up through folk music, and there's no pomp and circumstance to the performance. There's no, like, 'I'll be the rock star, you be the adulating fan.'
The way I see it, rock n' roll is folk music.
I grew up listening to a lot of soul music, and a lot of folk music.
Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name. It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It's the rhythm that gets to the kids – they're starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners.
Action is the antidote to despair.
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