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"...
For all of us of a certain age – cultural historians, economists, academics, old hippies, revolutionaries and music fans alike, the hoary old debate about exactly when the ‘Sixties’ actually began depends entirely of course on what your take on the sixties is and as such renders the question completely pointless. There is however, as this well-researched and perceptive book asserts, a good case for stating that any meaningful concept of the sixties... more