The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158212 Message #3743006
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
11-Oct-15 - 06:58 AM
Thread Name: Need input on youth in folk music
Subject: RE: Need input on youth in folk music
strangely enough Will. i would put your approach to guitar playing as exactly the kind of originality that that has been marginalised and suffered lack of attention because of the dull conformists - the ones who buggered up trad jazz as well.
As Miles said about the birth of bop - we started using the more complicated chord progressions to get rid of the amateurs. we had guys getting up with us who couldn't play and were taking ten choruses to prove it....
tell me in all honesty - you've never sat all night in a club to do a three minute song spot in a club where every other bugger was grinding out cobblers for twenty minutes at a time.
one club in Derbyshire, i remember the guy took his uillean pipes out of the shop packaging, even cut the gaffa tape in front of us. and took a prominent part in the evening's proceedings.