The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26069   Message #312598
Posted By: The Shambles
05-Oct-00 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: Pete Morton
Subject: RE: Pete Morton
I have had the pleasure of playing with Pete Morton on a number of occasions, at informal sessions. I did not know who he was then, but that did not matter much as I am not much impressed by reputations anyway. My impression was of a nice bloke, with a powerful voice who had some good songs who did not have any need to dominate proceedings and who was pretty generous to others who wanted to play. I liked him.

When I did put the chap I knew together with the name (and reputation), With hindsight, I should have realised, from others reaction to him that he was quite well known. But he did not walk on water or have a halo, to me he was "just another (good) singer with just another guitar". In truth, I have not subsequently seen him in performance or heard any recorded material. I am sure I would enjoy it, but I have not been 'fired up' with a need to seek this out.

I am not sure whether this says more about me, Pete or the fact that there are many such talents around? Maybe we should just be thankful and enjoy all of those, rather than elevating some onto pedestals? I have no idea how Pete Morton would like to be regarded or what direction his career takes, but I would certainly like to wish him the very best of fortune.