Thursday, September 17, 2009

Folk Music: Dwindling Ranks

The death of Mary Travers will bring the inevitable reviews of the days when folk music was extraordinarily popular.

I was a major fan of Peter, Paul, and Mary until a cheerful group called The Beatles came along. [Listening to PP&M later, I was struck by the depressing tone of much of the music.]

Feel free to add to this list and consider: How many of these are still around?

Bob Dylan
Dave Van Ronk
Ian and Sylvia
Judy Collins
Joni Mitchell
Pete Seeger
Theodore Bikel
The Kingston Trio
The Limeliters
Tim Hardin
Leonard Cohen
Joan Baez
Bud and Travis
The Smothers Brothers
Gordon Lightfoot
John Stewart (No, not that one!)

1 comment:

Amy said...

I love their music. I offer my prayers and condolences to the family.