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Thread #76272   Message #1349740
Posted By: kelvin
07-Dec-04 - 06:35 AM
Thread Name: Who influenced you to become a musician
Subject: RE: Who influenced you to become a musician
Initially, it was The Beatles, The Jam, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Kinks, Small Faces, Elvis Costello. I've gigged, written and recorded in more or less this style since mid 80s.

Then about a year ago I discovered June Tabor, from the Echo of Hooves album. From that I found the Child Ballads and then thanks to various HMV sales; Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy. It has totally invigorated my music and I've been doing an acoustic duo at a few open mics and gigs.

Any listening recomendations to aid my education?

Also, still a bit apprehensive about dedicated 'Folk' clubs - any friendly ones in North London? ;o)

PS: Saw June Tabor a fortnight ago in Canary Wharf - What a voice!