The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65111   Message #1071658
Posted By: GUEST,Lidy
13-Dec-03 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: Jim Moray....
Subject: RE: Jim Moray....
I have issues with Mr Moray as a person but I will still stand up in his defence as a musician: I put on his records and I am amazed. It's just nice to have something a bit different in the record collection. Forget the hype, he's only human, and Black Walnut's right. Maybe we should just create a new genre for him and then we won't all have to get so het up about what he's doing in folk. As for whether he's a poseur or not, those who have been following him for a while (his career, not like round his house going through his bins) will probably agree that he's come a long way in confidence and technical skill in a relatively short period of time. If it's not your cup of tea, I have to agree with the Countess, it's hardly as if you're being forced to listen to it. Give a young man a chance! And my advice is to keep checking out his new stuff even if the previous recordings didn't stir something in you- I can't imagine he'll be sitting still in terms of interpretation for long.