The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121329   Message #2649201
Posted By: PHJim
05-Jun-09 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: To introduce songs, or not, and how?
Subject: RE: To introduce songs, or not, and how?
I was just thinking of some performers who give long introductions, but who do it so well that their audience doesn't seem to mind. I realise that there are people who hate this and know that they occasionally have someone yell out,"Sing the song!", but I enjoy their stories as much as the songs. Some performers who fall into this catagory are Fred Eaglesmith, Tom Rush and Hayes Carll.
The danger of these stories is that they aren't as entertaining the second, third and fourth time around and when they're included on a recording I tend to fast forward over the introduction.
I have seen Hayes Carll several times and his shows are completely different each time. His introductions sound completely spontanious.