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Thread #76272 Message #2698996
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
12-Aug-09 - 07:55 PM
Thread Name: Who influenced you to become a musician
Subject: RE: Who influenced you to become a musician
I was born one. Best answer I can give. It was many years after I'd fooled around with ukelele, harmonica and mandolin before I heard someone who influenced my music. No one influenced me to become one.
Plenty of musicians influenced over the years, but they were in many genres, from jazz to popular music to folk (once I realized it was called folk music.) Frankie Lane, Frank Sinatra, Clancy Hayes, Lonnie Donnegan, Tal Farlow... hard to characterize their similarities other than that they sounded like they loved the music they played.