Joking is one thing but apparently to many people They seriously believe if you play the banjo, you’re some backwoods racist ultra conservative idiot. For the second time just this week some idiot has placed in the comments section of Huffington post this exact question “is that banjo music i hear?” in response to a story about some ultra teabagger bullshit. one a racist rag in west virginia and another to North Dakota’s new draconian abortion laws.
I frankly resent it. I’m an educated, liberal, atheist. And I play banjo. not very well but still.
Is that banjo music you hear? no it isn’t.
Hell even Earl Scruggs, himself, the guy who is like the Segovia of the banjo world was a progressive.
Ralph Stanley made an ad for Obama. Pete Wernick is a Humanist, Pete Seeger, is a progressive, and there’s plenty more, including us at the bottom who aren’t the best, but still play and we vote progressive.
There’s lots of us out there.