Quotes About Folk Music

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Quotes About Folk Music

The way I approach things is from an experimental folk music standpoint.
— Sxip Shirey —

Folk music was out there. Clubs were springing up and they were hot with the college kids.

— Dick Smothers

Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.

— Paul Whiteman

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.

— Sonny Terry

The way I approach things is from an experimental folk music standpoint.

— Sxip Shirey

To be honest, I'm really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists.

— Justin Chon

Folk music is where I come from originally. The very first thing that introduced me to playing guitars at all was skiffle - my cousin had been in London the summer that skiffle was big.

— Bjorn Ulvaeus

That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.

— Jackson Browne

I was reared on folk music.

— Rufus Wainwright

I was only a folk singer for about two years ... . By that time, it wasn't really folk music anymore. It was some new American phenomenon. Later, they called it singer/songwriters. Or art songs, which I liked best. Some people get nervous about that word. Art. They think it's a pretentious word from the giddyap. To me, ... the word art has never lost its vitality.

— Joni Mitchell

If I like hardcore straight-edge punk music, gentle psychedelic folk music, gangster rap, indie-rock with a lot of guitar pedals, and I find inspiration from all these things in different songs of mine, shouldn't I be allowed to make any of this kind of music that I want? And it's the same for the comic books, why should I only make autobiographical stories? Or only political stories? Or only superhero stories? Or only comedy stories? I am a bit creatively desperate, when I sit with a pen and paper I am desperate for ANY idea that makes me excited, I don't care what kind of idea it is!

— Jeffrey Lewis

I was involved in the Great Folk Music scare back in the sixties, when it almost caught on.

— Martin Mull

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.

— Brandi Carlile

I think folk music helps reinforce your sense of history. An old song makes you think of times gone by.

— Pete Seeger

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