Hey Hey JB! Good to see you stirring about!
I can ask a lot of dumb questions and really demonstrate my ignorance since I'm not a musician. But it's always a treat to get inside the head of another person when he/she has a talent that influences his/her thinking.
As always, I just know what I like and will offer my own perspective on what sounds good, with very little emphasis on the effort required.
I tend to agree that the liberal aspect of folk music has been a major influence on the genre. But these days the interpretation of words that become labels gives me a swift pain. Lots of people use the words "liberal" and "conservative" as they would "leper" and I don't see political name-calling bringing this country any closer to solving problems.
As always, I look forward to hearing you guys play again when August rolls around.