Title

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's folk and punk music community where apathy, co

Authors

Tom Mahoney

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

1-17-2002

Pages

12-14, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's folk and punk music community where apathy, conformity and fear appear to have quieted the radicals. Unlike Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and other folk musicians who traditionally used their music as a vehicle for social protest, particularly in times of strife, their 21st-century counterparts have dropped the ball on political awareness, largely because they fear that public protest in the post-Sept. 11 rush of patriotic fervor could lead to political scrutiny and legal trouble. The result is a lack of protest unprecedented since the McCarthy era of the 1950s. With special focus on the Maine Songwriters Alliance and several Maine-based musicians and musical groups, including Big Meat Hammer, Ben Meiklejohn, Jud Caswell, Dan C., Detritus and others.

Subjects

Musicians

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