Author: Jay-ann Bonifel

Jay-ann Bonifel is a blogger with a passion for bringing attention to the forgotten genres of music. She believes that her generation should be more aware of the music that has shaped global culture over the past decades. When she isn’t writing she plays the violin and visits as many music festivals as her time and budget allow.

Folk music has had a long and storied history in the United States. And just like all old things, people eventually get around questioning whether it is still relevant for the milieu of the current generation. While the 1960s were ripe for iconic folk songs (like Bob Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind”) due to the perpetual state of social and political unrest that was present in the country, can the same be said for folk music today or has the time for this genre simply come and gone? It’s also important to ask if the sound itself has been left behind. With…

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