The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3459270
Posted By: Little Hawk
30-Dec-12 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Hmm. It's quite confusing, isn't it, Amos? Sort of like Russian dolls inside Russian dolls inside more Russian dolls.
Maybe we should forget about trying to figure it out and just spend more time playing our fine guitars. You have a Martin and an Appolonio, don't you? That's an embarrassment of riches! I am similarly embarrassed, with a Martin HD-28 and an Avalon guitar I bought from Lynn Miles after she'd been playing it in concerts all over the world for at least the last 6 years. Yeesh! What an incredible guitar it is...it has amazing clarity.
As for Lynn, she's simply THE finest songwriter around as far as I'm concerned. You may not know about her, but do an Internet search and you'll find her easily enough on Youtube, Myspace, and elsewhere. She's a veteran folksinger and songwriter from the Ottawa area in Canada...is about 10 years younger than you and I (I would assume, in your case).
Here's a photo of her and the guitar from Avalon's website:
And here's her website:
When it comes to both songwriting and the performing of those songs, I'd rather go to see a Lynn Miles show than see Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, or any other performer or band that I can think of...so having the guitar she played onstage for the better part of the last 10 years is kind of like unexpectedly becoming the owner of the Holy Grail.
Pretty close to that. ;-)