folk quotes

The folk music definition has changed in this fast music world and musical styles are blending really quickly.Trey Anastasio

When I was a teenager, I really didn't like loud rock music. I listened to jazz and blues and folk music. I've always preferred acoustic music. And it was only, I suppose, by the time Jethro Tull was getting underway that we did let the music begin to have a harder edge, in particular with the electric guitar being alongside the flute.Ian Anderson

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.Louis Armstrong

My mum's family would all get together, with guitars, harmonica, mandolins and upright bass and play old blues and folk songs. That was normal to me.Dan Auerbach

My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.Johann Sebastian Bach

The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.Randy Bachman

If people have to put labels on me, I'd prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.Joan Baez

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk.Ray Stannard Baker

Music was in the air when I was growing up. My siblings Katy, Dave and Phil were musical; my dad worked in inner-city New York where a musical revolution was taking place - folk music, rock n' roll, gospel music. My sister taught me to sing. My brothers taught me to play.Sam Barry

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.Charles Baudelaire

People don't listen to one radio station. On iTunes you can mix different worlds and bring country and pop and folk and live music together with a mass audience. I could have sung 'Easy' in a country way but I just sang it how I sing. I think it's a really nice blend.Natasha Bedingfield

We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth's noise.Daisy Berkowitz

There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.Ernest Bevin

I can remember back as far as age 8, performing with the Boston Folk Song Society. It was a Woody Guthrie song.Frank Black

What I like about pop music, and why I'm still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music.Bono

I was with a folk trio back in '63 and '64, and we traveled all across North Africa, Israel, and Europe.Creed Bratton

After college, rather than pursue real work, I joined a folk group and sang in coffee houses and nightclubs, an occupation that does little for the intellect and even less for the complexion.Marshall Brickman

I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing 'em.Big Bill Broonzy

That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.Jackson Browne

When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid.Jackson Browne