Anti-Folk Resurgent

“The backlash was anti-folk, a genre with a diverse sound and a unified purpose: to subvert the political pretense of contemporary folk artists. The term came from the New York Antifolk Festival, the opening event for a club called The Fort started by singer-songwriter Lach after he was deemed “too punk” for conventional Greenwich Village folk clubs. The event coincided with the New York Folk Festival, and thus a tradition of contention was born.”

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