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Folk Duet: Writing Discord and Folk Music

PUBLISHED ON OUP BLOG “Apathetic,” he scoffs. “Naïve and romantic,” I counter defensively. These songs are so self-absorbed!” “Those songs were so self-righteous!” This is Pete Seeger-biographer David Dunaway and me debating the evolution of American folk music from our distinct generational perspectives, and we aren’t, technically, arguing. Beyond the pot-shots, …