The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110162   Message #2310431
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
08-Apr-08 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Mudcatters on YouTube
Subject: RE: Mudcatters on YouTube
Don: The music on my YouTube vid is NOT Folk. It is what I'm doing currently. My ROOTS are in Folk and I went off in other directions. They want to label you, so on MySpace I called it Rock, Blues, Country. When I gave it to eMusic, they surprised me by listing me under Jazz/Blues. I get compared to Ken Nordine, and Leonard Cohen, who started with Poetry & Folk and became LEONARD COHEN. His own unique enigma, if you will... Is that Rock, Folk, Spoken Word, Poetry, Melodramatic Popular Song, etc? He's gone way past labels and is his own entity.

What I was hoping was that Mudcatters would link up, or be aware of each other on YouTube. For me, it's just another way of reaching out and keeping the music alive.

I personally find it interesting when an artist stretches his capabilities and tries new things. I find it invigorating...

I did try to play some Blues in an Irish Pub one time(An "Open" Stage, sadly not a MENTALLY open stage), and heard "oh, no" after about 4 seconds...For some who are used to hearing the rhythm of McNamara's Band, blues changes were quite a shock. They wanted dunta dunta dunta dunta...If you go off that, they just don't want to hear it...Which is O.K and is their choice. I got faked out by the invitation of what is normally considered an "Open Stage..."

Anyways, Thanks for checking out the thread, and for the kind words...All the best...bob