The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119163 Message #2581986
Posted By: Don Firth
05-Mar-09 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: What Brought You to Trad?
Subject: RE: What Brought You to Trad?
Sometimes you just turn a corner and encounter something that takes your life in a whole new direction, one you never would have anticipated.
In my second year at the University of Washington, I was dating a girl who had become interested in folk music (one of her room mates at the women's dorms had turned her on to it). There was a fellow named Walt Robertson. . . .
Well, I've written it up before, and it pretty well tells how I got deeply interested in traditional folk music. Going to that informal concert was one of the best things that ever happened to me. After hearing Walt, like a medieval minstrel, hold that crowd spellbound for nearly three hours, I thought, "I want to do that!"