The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101506   Message #2048266
Posted By: Mark Ross
10-May-07 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
My parents had the WEAVERS AT CARNEGIE HALL when I was 7 or 8. I wanted to learn to play the guitar but the teacher they took me to said my hands were too small. When I was 14 in High School everybody it seemed was playing(that being the heyday of the Great Folk Music Scare)I took up the guitar shortly after going to a concert at Hunter College. Brownie & Sonny, Rev Gary Dvis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mississippi John Hurt, all for 2 bucks. When I was 17 ended up in the Village playing the basket houses, trying to be a singer-songwhiner(that was what was big then), gave it up and started learning the music off the true vine.

Mark Ross