The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20692   Message #216542
Posted By: Rick Fielding
23-Apr-00 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: Advice re. House Concerts
Subject: RE: Advice re. House Concerts
Well Mac, a few years ago I got sick of dealing with managers, agents, and especially P.R. folks, and decided to "have fun with music" while still being able to earn my living at it. My procedure has been to contact a folk dj who was playing my stuff (would find them through the "folk DJ List". I'd ask if there was a "folk society" in the town, and then contact the folks and ask if they'd like me to send them an album or two...and possibly organize a house concert. I found I really enjoyed the New England scene (both the people, and the scenery) and now about 50% of my work is house concerts. No (real) publicity, no newspaper write-ups, no big deal...but I've never enjoyed playing music more.