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Thread #60950   Message #977633
Posted By: Little Hawk
06-Jul-03 - 01:09 AM
Thread Name: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
Subject: RE: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
I just got the chance to hear Jim Moray play twice today at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. I was very well impressed with his singing, his musicianship, and his imagination. Great treatments of old folk tunes! Will he transform folk music? I doubt that. But will he carve out a respected place for himself as an innovative folk musician. Yes indeed. There's going to be a fair buzz about him on the festival circuit. I also got a chance to talk to him, and he's friendly, unpretentious, witty, and entirely likeable. "Poverty Knock", as he does it, is a superb song.

So here's a solid vote of confidence for Jim Moray from Little Hawk. I wish I was as young as he is right now...I'd probably be doing something a lot like he's doing. As it is, I just can't be bothered anymore. I'd rather live a quiet, introspective life at this point, and look inside for peace of mind rather than adventuring around on the outside.

By the way, I also saw "The Wailing Jennies" yesterday and again today, and they are wonderful! (3 women from Winnipeg, Canada).

- LH