It's probably always been that way, given the leftists who have been promoting folk music in California the past 5 decades -- Bluegrass Pride Float in San Francisco
Some opposition from members but who did they think was sitting on the board? Laurie Lewis was on KPFA defending the decision in the name of "human rights" and she will be on the float. This was not a surprise -- recently California bluegrass musicians have been promoting the SPLC and doing other SJW activities. California "conservatives" who like bluegrass music need to rethink their associations and patronage and sponsorship -- culture and art should not be left in the hands of leftists.
Bluegrass Pride Fundraiser