Was Folk Music a Commie Plot?

Authors

  • Mat Callahan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-11-2021-04_9

Keywords:

Culture, History, Media

Abstract

The revival of folk music—music derived from rural southern sources, unamplified, and, to a large extent, comprised of old songs of anonymous origin—was more than just another fad. Folk music encapsulated longings for an idyllic past, for a time before crass commercialism turned music into a commodity, and for relationships between musicians and audiences that were egalitarian and holistic.

Published

2021-04-01

Issue

Section

Reviews