Originally posted by scacchipazzoIt shows that music of all categories is doing well with the number of kids getting into it. My own daughter did it the right way, first degree at Berklee school of music in Boston and MA at Wesleyan in composition, now teaching at Federal University in Natal Brazil where her husband, Gandhi, has a Phd in statistical physics (formerly called Biophysics) and teaches physics there also.
Awesome indeed! I love musical kids whether it's folk, rock or classical!
Originally posted by Paul Dirac IIWell, one brit pop artist always included acoustic instruments like mandolin, Rod Stewart. I think he was a folkie in disguise. The same with Bruce Springsteen, he was definitely a folkie in disguise, in fact he made a home produced folk album called 'looking for the the ghost of tom Jode', a great album that won a grammy.
Good to see young'uns getting into this type of material.
I about wore out Pa's Charleston Trio album when I was a kid. (Not to be cocnfused with another good group, the Kingston Trio.)
I allowed as how Lobo's early 1970s pop hits had a touch of folk in them, but I don't guess I ever heard anybody else ever say such a thing.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieThey are reasonably virtuosic Jeez what a lineup, Jerry Douglas, now with Union Station and Allison Kraus. Sam Bush on mandolin, Mark O'Connor, Tony rice on guitar, not much more pro than that bunch!
what about these guys,
Originally posted by karoly aczelWouldn't it be funny if say, ten years from now, the new kids on the block will come around to a second folk revolution like we did in the 60's? And rock going down the tubes, relegated to the history channel....
For Mr. Thumbs Down - who is keeping rock alive? Nickleback?
Originally posted by scacchipazzoI guess cultural achievements have their cycles. You get a Bob Dylan only once in what, 100 years? Then come the sycophants trying to imitate but nowhere near as good. Then more time goes by while mediocrity rules, the recording industry panders to the 12 year old set of constant movement where you just get varying levels of percussion tinged with anger. This is not music, just inertia. Then maybe 40 years from now another top genius will come around and shake things up again. Do you see any new Dylan's around now? I sure don't.
Mediocrity has hit R&R very, very hard. Seems like today's bands are a diluted form of the great sixties bands. No one can sing, no one can play, any mediocre song gets recorded. I got free tickets to a concert for some unknown to me, but evidently rather famous dude solo act whose name is eminently forgettable. It was torture. WE had to endure equally ...[text shortened]... edelic R&R. Rather inventive young one so the future certainly seems brighter than the present.