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I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..

GUEST,Boot Leg 27 May 16 - 08:57 AM
GUEST,Boot Leg 27 May 16 - 09:15 AM
Waddon Pete 27 May 16 - 09:26 AM
punkfolkrocker 27 May 16 - 09:35 AM
Rapparee 27 May 16 - 09:54 AM
Joe Offer 27 May 16 - 10:06 AM
cnd 27 May 16 - 01:40 PM
DaveRo 27 May 16 - 01:56 PM
Keith A of Hertford 27 May 16 - 03:34 PM
michaelr 27 May 16 - 07:01 PM
meself 27 May 16 - 10:00 PM
GUEST,Gerry 27 May 16 - 11:16 PM
GUEST,Slowpoke 27 May 16 - 11:31 PM
Will Fly 28 May 16 - 04:28 AM
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Subject: I'm probably the Youngest Mudcatter, from China...
From: GUEST,Boot Leg
Date: 27 May 16 - 08:57 AM

Hello Everyone...!

I'm a 21-year old college student from China and I LOVE the "folk" kind of music... Maybe it's more accurate to say "contemporary folk singer-songwriter". I think I'm probably the youngest Mudcatter - some Mudcatters are even older than my grandpa!

I listen to folk music every day. My friends listen to Chinese pop music, but my iTunes is filled with artists like Bob Gibson, John Denver and Phil Ochs. I've always wanted to play in one of the folk clubs, but there is no folk club here in China! My dream is to meet and play with Tom Paxton and/or John Prine - two of my favorite artists that are still alive and well.

I've learned to play the guitar for more than 3 years, and I've tried to learn the guitarstyles of Bob Gibson, John Denver, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Patrick Sky, Mississippi John Hurt... I even bought a banjo and tried to play like Pete Seeger, but I failed... Can't play it!

I have a YouTube channel. The link is My YouTube Channel.

At first I only upload live songs by folk artists. But about 3 months ago, I began to upload my own cover of songs to YouTube. I've uploaded 13 John Denver songs, 12 John Prine songs, 15 Phil Ochs songs, 16 Tom Paxton songs and 6 Bob Gibson songs so far. Every once in a while I have the feeling that I should try to write songs, but the only song I've ever written is called "Early Morning Blues in B" and I haven't uploaded it yet...

Most of the songs I would play exactly like what the original artists did. It's what I like to do. I think I've almost mastered the guitar style of Tom Paxton and Phil Ochs and John Prine now. I love Patrick Sky's guitar style, but I find his songs hard to play. He's learned the guitar from Mississippi John Hurt and is a very wonderful and skilled blues guitar player. I'm thinking - if anyone is going to issue a book like "The Authentic Guitar Style of", I'd possibly be an editor.

Here are some of my cover versions of songs on my YouTube channel - I used my iPhone to record all of them. Hope my singing and guitar playing is not bad!

Early Snow (Tom Paxton Cover)
This Old Guitar (John Denver Cover)
Darcy Farrow (Steve Gillette Cover)
How Lucky (John Prine Cover)
Sing Along With Me (Phil Ochs Cover)
Changes (Phil Ochs Cover)
Civil War Trilogy (Gibson & Camp Cover)
Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton Cover)

Several weeks ago, my performance of Whispering Jesse and Darcy Farrow (taken from YouTube) were played on a WAVR (American Veterans Radio) program called John Denver's Music. I was so thrilled to be featured!

One of my favorite artists is Tom Paxton. If you also like Tom's music, you probably know Jason's Tom Paxton Chords Collection page. I've been a constant contributor to Jason's website and I'm also the one who encouraged him to do a Phil Ochs Chords page on his website.

I've always had the ambition to blend Chinese traditional instruments into Americana music. We have hundreds of traditional instruments in China. But I cannot play any Chinese traditional instrument... So it may well stay a notion.

I've never performed in front of an audience, but I've always wanted to. Few people in China are interested in this "folk" kind of music. I plan to take a trip to the U.S. later this year, but I still haven't decided which cities I'm going to visit. Now I'm wondering: if I have the opportunity to visit the U.S., will I be able to perform in some of the folk clubs there?

I'm not an native speaker so my English might not be very good... Hope you can understand what I'm saying!

Greetings from Beijing, China!

Boot Leg


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: GUEST,Boot Leg
Date: 27 May 16 - 09:15 AM

This is not the first time I post on mudcat.org, but before I would only post as "GUEST"... And I couldn't find a way to register.

Here are some YouTube playlists of my covers:

John Denver Playlist
John Prine Playlist
Phil Ochs Playlist
Tom Paxton Playlist

Hope they are not bad... I didn't think I can sing until earlier this year in January, one of my friends told me that I sang pretty well!

My email address is ffpr@qq.com. Drop me a line if you are interested in me... Love to talk!

Greetings from China,

Boot Leg


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 27 May 16 - 09:26 AM

Good luck and congratulations on finding the Mudcat!

Peter


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 27 May 16 - 09:35 AM

"some Mudcatters are even older than my grandpa!

They will be flattered you think they are so young,
some mudcatters where around even before the banjo was invented... 😜

I'm considered one of the younger trouble makers, and I'm nearly 60 !!!

Welcome Boot leg, enthusiastic young people are very valuable to mudcat community... 😎


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 May 16 - 09:54 AM

Welcome!! You are certainly welcome!


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 16 - 10:06 AM

Hi, Boot Leg -
If you'd like to join Mudcat, send me an email.
You are welcome to post in the music section without being a member, but we'd love to have you join us.
Joe Offer
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: cnd
Date: 27 May 16 - 01:40 PM

No offense Boot Leg, but I've got you beat. I'm younger than 21


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: DaveRo
Date: 27 May 16 - 01:56 PM

There is one user of my Mudcat addon for Firefox who is using Chinese - 正體中文 (繁體)

Is that you?


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 May 16 - 03:34 PM

Your written and vocal English is perfect.
No trace of an accent even.
I hope you stick around.
keith.


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: michaelr
Date: 27 May 16 - 07:01 PM

Very nice guitar picking and singing. Keep it up!


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: meself
Date: 27 May 16 - 10:00 PM

Ni hao, Boot Leg! Like michaelr said - very nice, indeed. You've really got an appealing sound. Good work!


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 27 May 16 - 11:16 PM

I'm just over nine. Of course, that's in dog years.


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: GUEST,Slowpoke
Date: 27 May 16 - 11:31 PM

Outstanding


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: Will Fly
Date: 28 May 16 - 04:28 AM

Very nice stuff!

Grandad Will


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: GUEST,Boot Leg
Date: 28 May 16 - 11:07 AM

Thanks, everyone, for welcoming me to the community!

Joe - Thank you! I'll send you an email.

Dave - No, I don't have that addon, though I'm using Firefox. Maybe someone else here is from Hong Kong or Taiwan... would be nice. I just found your addon and will add it to my browser soon.

Cnd - Great to see someone younger than myself here! I thought I was the youngest here but apparently I'm not. Really great.

Cheers!

Boot Leg


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: Megan L
Date: 29 May 16 - 01:03 AM

Welcome Boot Leg


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 30 May 16 - 10:29 AM

Welcome (wink :-)


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Subject: RE: I'm the Youngest Mudcatter, from China..
From: bbc
Date: 30 May 16 - 10:40 PM

Welcome to mudcat! I live in Troy, New York, & have Chinese friends who have just graduated from RPI. I'm glad you discovered this music & enjoy it!

Best wishes,

Barbara


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