Folk is the people's music. It's storytelling — the news of the day in song long before rap came 'round. It's Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. It's "Pancho and Lefty" and the "Angel from Montgomery"...

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Greater love hath no man than he who will, in a dive bar full of heavy metal fans, rise up on his hind legs and defend his love of Linda Ronstadt to all and sundry. I stand second to no one in my appreciation of Linda. Her voice, musical tastes, beauty and important place in the late 1970s / early 1980s musical pantheon place her at the top of any heap you care to assemble. Period. A word about that voice: by any definition it is quite nearly perfect. It is seductive and endearing... more

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