The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119163 Message #2581941
Posted By: Barry Finn
05-Mar-09 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: What Brought You to Trad?
Subject: RE: What Brought You to Trad?
In my teens, during the 60's boom, folk was all around & I follow that & the blues, which took me towards prison worksongs, then shanties & pretty much from there it was open season on any type of folk from anywhere as long as I could understand the language it was being sung in.
It wasn't until my mid 20's that I started singing after being hog tied into singing, by Barbra Carns at her blues workshop. I mentioned that I knew something similar to a field holler that she was doing. Afterwards she pulled me aside afterwards & encouraged me to try my mouth at singing & from then on it was open season on singing too.