Even though it's plainer than the nose on a face, the point that sometimes gets obscured in folk music is it's music for folks, for the people. Now that doesn't automatically make Ricky Martin a folkie because he sells shiploads of CDs, concert tickets, T-shirts, and teen magazines to the people, and in this case, a lot of them even being the little people. But conversely, just because a music is traditional, it by no means can't be... More >>>
The Chieftains are the world's most successful folk band. Make that, the world's only successful folk band.