Sunday, February 10, 2013

country style

There's something about folk and country music that always tugs at my heart. I think it's because it's so basic, so true, so pure that it always feels more real. It's also to do with the simplicity of the instruments, the spareness of them, and their rustic sounds like the Banjo or the violin. When you see the banjos at musicians friend they're a lot more complex than your basic banjo seen at the barn dance variety, but that's because the sound is better too, deeper, truer and purer. It's important to have instruments that give authenticity to music and that's especially true when it comes to country music. Its the music of the earth, of people who live closest to it.

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