I don’t know what’s worse: music that embodies conservatism or musicians with right-wing views making “people’s music”.
I’ve said this in other threads before but there is something horrifying, fascist and awful about this neo-folk music that is like the worst of Nazi return-to-origins propaganda. The Mumfords and the horrifying affectation of a pastoral netherworld with their neo-folk clothing. Even if the musicians themselves were lefties, the music has such a strong conservative streak that it cancels out any progressive views. In a way it’s easier to pick on this one musician but conservatism in music is a bigger subject than his tweeter views.”