Thought I had posted this already Interesting that the roots of most popular music seem based around the USA (for blues, jazz and country), with a smattering from Ireland and Scotland. The rest of Europe seems to be a barren area for typical influences except perhaps Spain. Europe was responsible for a lot of the major symphonies, but simple roots music seems very limited and very boring at best. Why is Europe a cultural wasteland for these typical influencial styles. I have no answers, just interested in finding alternative roots music, any ideas??