folk quotes

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

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

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

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 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

Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.John Buchan

There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them.Eugene Chadbourne

There was a time that I was only known for being a plagiarist. It used to hurt at times because there was so much effort I was putting into music. And instead of that, it was a couple tunes that I had reproduced from folk songs to remake as film songs, which were being written about.Pritam Chakraborty

Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.Noam Chomsky

But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.Christopher Dawson

Pop stardom is not very compelling. I'm much more interested in a relationship between performer and audience that is of equals. I came up through folk music, and there's no pomp and circumstance to the performance. There's no, like, 'I'll be the rock star, you be the adulating fan.'Ani DiFranco

The first music I was ever exposed to was Irish folk music, like the Clancy Brothers. My father plays that and Christmas songs.Matt Dillon

I always thought I was singing American folk music.Lonnie Donegan

I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.Bob Dylan

Folk music is a bunch of fat people.Bob Dylan

I never saw myself as a folk singer.Bob Dylan

What I'm doing is basically the same as Bob Dylan did with folk songs and Woody Guthrie songs, the same as folk music's always done. I'm not going to sing about ploughing, but I'll write a song that sounds like it should be about ploughing.Justin Townes Earle

The novel is the first art form that is an honest-to-god commodity. That's what makes it different from both high art and folk art.Leslie Fiedler

I really understand what that process is all about and how important it is, especially with young folk and creative folk that love looking for some platform that makes it easier for them to express themselves.Mick Fleetwood