The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45129   Message #668286
Posted By: Hollowfox
13-Mar-02 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: CD: Doc Watson, David Holt: LEGACY
Subject: RE: BS: Doc Watson,David Holt, LEGACY
WYSIWYG, you'd love him. Everything Jeep Man said is true, and more. Lessee now, on his debut performance at the Grand Old Opry, he knew that good instrumentalists were a dime a dozen, likewise good singers and storytellers. He wanted to do something memorable, so he played a paper bag. The last time I saw him perform was his late night set at the National Storytelling Festival. Instead of just sitting up front and getting on stage after the intro, he came up from the back of the audience, taking pictures of the audience that he put on his website within a week. Folks went nuts, and I realized that Garth Brooks really wants to be David Holt. He beat out the comedian Robin Williams for a Grammy a few years back. And then there's the Thunderwear. You see, he does "Hambone", slapping his arms, legs, chest, etc. as a rhythm instrument (it's traditional, folks, he's not that nuts). Well he got a set of coveralls and an electric drum kit (I think). He took the sensors out of the drum kit and put them in the coveralls at the strategic "slap" points, and programmed each sensor to have a different sound. Wow.