the modern folk music of america

the modern folk music of america. recorded on all of our modern ubiquitous technology. dreams and resignation in equal parts. music no one asked for, music no one paid for, music that few bother to attend to, or end up attending to accidentally. music that comes from the spaces between the obligations of folk people living american lives.

i would like to collect the modern folk music of america. send me tracks and pictures and movies and i will post them here and write about the ways in which they are folk music. in the tradition of father/son ethnomusicology team john and alan lomax. there are no constrictions as far as genre, sound quality or media type. i hope you would like to help me by sending your songs. also send me accounts of the circumstances surrounding the production of your recording or video, if you want. whatever textual, visual or aural data you want.


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