The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116526 Message #2503136
Posted By: Joybell
27-Nov-08 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: Originality of song choice
Subject: RE: Originality of song choice
I've performed in a lot of different venues. It really depends on the situation. Performers find their own way as time goes on. My way is --
I carefully consider all options before coming up with a list of possible songs. Then I might well wing it depending on the audience and the situation. I avoid songs I dislike. Funny thing -- but in non-folky situations where I'm working close to the audience I've had terrible trouble with people insisting that I MUST know a popular /favourite song.
"Everyone knows it", they'll say. "It would suit your voice so well."
It's a compliment usually and I've mostly talked my way out in a friendly way. Requests can lead you into strange territory -- funny sometimes.