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Dani 2005 Getaway Program Information (328* d) RE: 2005 Getaway Program Information 19 Aug 05

Bobert, I suspect we'll have to make our own heat, as usual.

Though I haven't sent in my registration yet, I plan to be there, with Janie (right, Janie?) and probably with my two daughters as well. Anyone else bringing their kids? Mine aren't thrilled with the music, though willing to come (thanks for the nudge, Nancy). One of them likes to sing along once in a while, and one could care less and will be off doing her own thing. Both are looking forward to meeting y'all, but happy to let those crazy grownups do their thing.

I love almost any kind of 'folk' music, especially unaccompanied (mostly 'cause I don't play and have to sing mostly to/by myself). I'm liable to sing anything along with anyone, anytime. Especially enjoy:

rowdy, rousing choruses, and most gospel, especially spirituals

sea songs and shanties, work songs

anything that tells a timeless good story

blues, and the intersection of sacred and secular music

Due to bad Getaway influences, I have been developing a weird taste for the jugband genre, mostly because it gives me an outlet to play the kazoo: the only instrument I have mastered, to date.

Successful workshops I've experienced in the past have been those that bring together a group of people who want to truly indulge tastes that might otherwise be marginalized (songs to different tunes, bawdy songs, LOUD songs, rousing choruses, etc) and who have a whole bunch of songs to share that fit the bill. I love the idea of clinics (singing, setting up sound, etc.), but almost always give them up when faced with the chance to just sing!


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