Grassroots music: the rebirth of political folk

“The content of folk songwriting at the moment can be amazingly radical, but I’m not sure the audiences are with them all the time. You have your very wealthy, white, Telegraph-reading folk-club regulars who are happy to hear a song about the peasants’ revolt, but if you talk about food banks in their town, that’s seen as really uncouth. You notice this awkward shuffle go across the room.” – Grace Petrie

Full interview from the Observer here:

https://amp.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/10/grassroots-music-the-rebirth-of-political-folk-grace-petrie-lankum-lisa-oneill-younguns

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