Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New folky

I've sometimes thought that punk music is the folk music of the modern era -- music played by ordinary people who aren't virtuosos, expressing the sentiments of the common folk in straightforward terms that maybe aren't pleasant but neither are the times we live in. I don't think it's odd at all that folk musician Chuck Ragan came out of the punk world. His instrument may be acoustic guitar and harmonica now, but the anger about the state of the world we live in remains.

This is Chuck Ragan, "For Broken Ears", off his 2007 album Feast or Famine.

-- Badtux the Music Pengu9in

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