What is Folk Music?

Fifty years ago, debating the question “What is Folk Music” could lead to a “knock-down-drag-out” fight. Today not so much. That said, I waited for years before writing an article on the subject. Please let me know what you think. https://creekdontrise.com/fol…/what_is_folk/what_is_folk.htm

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A Note about “Song of the Week” Learning

Here’s another musing about what I don’t miss about teaching guitar one-on-one. (I may pick it up again now that I’m retired, but this still bears mentioning.) For some wannabees, “learning guitar” really means: “learning to play the guitar part for some currently popular song,” not “learning enough about the…

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Dayton Porchfest Was Great

The 2018 Dayton Porchfest is history now. If you haven’t heard of a “porchfest,” people in a neighborhood open their front porches or side yards to local musicians who play on a staggered schedule around the neighborhood. In Dayton, so far the porchfests have been in St. Anne’s Hill, a…

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