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Thread #121329   Message #2651895
Posted By: Ian Fyvie
08-Jun-09 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: To introduce songs, or not, and how?
Subject: RE: To introduce songs, or not, and how?
"So—what do your audiences want? What do they expect from you?"

Isn't that the real joy of playing to an audience - balancing these two things with what you sppecificly want to include?

Having said that I would not want to play to an audience that want's all the well known folk stuff.

I played at a new bar session a friend started a year or so back. Before I started a group of 'listeners' started asking the usual "Do you do Wild Rover? Do you do Mr Tambourine Man? "No" I said " I"m a singer songwriter" "Oh. Do you do Oasis?

Some audiences are not going to get what they expect from me when they see a label 'Folk SInger' - and I don't really want to supply what such audiences expect.

Ian Fyvie