Today, we have access to the modern and global troubadour. Anybody with an inkling to tell a tale can do so using media such as Instagram or a personal blog. We see spirited souls taking to the road and telling the same stories via the internet that Ramblin Jack Elliot and Robert Johnson gave us in song. And we see artists of all media sharing their creations with like-minded people worldwide in a true democratizing of art.
Folk culture is no longer limited to those within a certain radius of the storyteller. We have, as never before, the ability to choose our folk and culture, regardless of location.
I find it very inspiring to witness the ways in which artists and other creative individuals contribute to the stories of their respective communities. It is my hope that this blog will contribute to this valuable cultural palimpsest by sharing the stories of these brave, creative folk…
Those who march to the beat of a Different Drum.
These people are inspired. They are innovative and fearlessly creative. They are artists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and makers. And most importantly, they are storytellers.
My name is Nikki Leigh and I am the founder and content creator behind Different Drum.
If you or anyone you know sounds like they might be a good fit for an interview with Different Drum, please drop me a line using the contact form. I love to meet and interview new people!