The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35136 Message #478275
Posted By: Suffet
07-Jun-01 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: Pinewoods - An evil Empire???
Subject: RE: Pinewoods - An evil Empire???
I do not want to get embroiled in this discussion. I do, however wish to point out that what I listed were seven acoustic venues in New York and two more in New Jersey, all complete with addresses and phone numbers. This was in response to a request for such acoustic venues. None of them is a "Pinewoods venue" in the sense that New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club has any control over whom they book. Each is independently operated, and I suggest that anyone looking for a gig contact the respective owner or manager of each site.
Having said that, I should add that mnay members of New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club have performed at each of these nine sites. But that should come as no surprise for two reasons.
1. Many of the top-notch traditional musicians in the New York metro area are members of NYPFMC. They are the musicians those venues like to book, not because they are Pinewoods members, but because they are so talented.
2. NYPFMC members get recognized because they are very often the people who do volunteer work, lead workshops, teach classes, show up at open microphones, organize community sing alongs, and play at schools or for environmental groups such as Clearwater.
If anything, I would characterize New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club as the Good Empire. But then I am the NYPFMC publicity chairman, so I might be prejudiced.