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“Beethoven Is Rock 'n' Roll”

Question: Where does folk\r\nmusic stand now as compared to the ‘60s?

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Josh Ritter:\r\nWell, it’s, I think of folk music as anything you can sing in the car on\r\n the\r\nway home.  That’s always been what\r\nI think of because that’s—so whether you’re coming back from a Fleetwood\r\n Mac\r\nreunion concert, or whether you’ve got Mississippi John Herd on, or you \r\nknow,\r\nyou’ve got Gillian Welch, it doesn’t matter.  Folk\r\n is such a marketing term, you know.  And it’s \r\nnot—it’s so hard to quantify\r\nor classify anymore.  I don’t\r\nknow.  I mean, I always thought\r\nthat what I was doing was rock n’ roll with lots of words because I get \r\nthe\r\nfeeling when I’m playing that I’m not a part of any sort of—I feel like \r\nwhat\r\nI’m playing is rock n’ roll, although I don’t know why.  And\r\n there’s no real reason to say that,\r\nbut I feel that the quietest music can be rock n’ roll—Beethoven is rock\r\n and\r\nroll.  So, you now, it’s hard to\r\nsay. 

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But I would say that folk music is in the same boat\r\n with\r\neverybody now.  You know, it’s like\r\nin a world where you can go on Facebook and hear millions of people \r\nplaying\r\nmillions and millions of songs, and it’s hard to say what the community \r\nof\r\nmusic is anymore.

Recorded April 5, 2010
Interviewed by Austin \r\nAllen

Musical genres are almost impossible to classify.

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