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Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?

InOBU 28 Mar 02 - 05:08 PM
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Subject: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:08 PM

Every week I have been hearing more and more, so here is an overview, and I hope I remember everyone, if not, I will hope to catch up... I can emagine what a Mudcat CD will be like as a result...
I have not heard a lemon yet!!! What a tallented bunch!
Today I heard a CD from BILL SABLES: Really excellent. Good playing and good singing, and great choice of material, how can you go wrong when you have songs like Whitby Fisherman (written by Bill...) and of course one of my favs, Dancing at Whitsun...
DON MEIXNER... also arrived today. Very nice work! Don wrote a song, Photographs, I hope we see more of his writing,... Don, it reminds me of the time Genie and I had to go to Dublin to get my camera repaired. The first leg of the journy was accross Dingle bay with our Tandem bike strapped to the rail of the yatch Mudcat's Popular Halfwit was crewing (back in 78)... then from Caersaveen (sorry for the spelling) over the mountains to Tralee by bike, biking to Kilorglin, and stopping way up in the mountains in someone's front room for tea and scones, and there on the wall - a needlepoint of an Armalite, with the dates 1916 to 1978 or so... WRITE MORE DON!
Sheamus Kennidy: A really nice Irish music hall band, and good materials, Genie and I put on your Christmas Album as a new Christmas tradition now,
ROLLO... John the Ferryman... A German band doing Engish and Irish and American songs of the sea with real precision and gusto, and great harmonies. As I said in my review of them, the slight German accents, gives it a real Foc'sle feel! Prost lads (and lassies) Rollo and his brothers and sisters do the job VERY well...
What can you say about Kev McGath... his gentle words here are mirrored in his gentle and humorous music. When things get too New York around here, I put Kev on the CD player and things get into perspective. Wonderfull wonderfull CD... on which you can hear AINE... (with a Fada on the A...) who writes and sings with equal and great tallent.
PEG... a wonderful strong Celtic singer, who I hope we hear alot more from...
CHRIS AMOS, epitomises the west county singer! Reminds me of Peter Belamy!
STEVE SUFFITT, the proof that New York is still a folk haven! phone is ringing,. have to sign off... all the best Larry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: gnu
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:24 PM

I recently received a CD by a group of talented musicians which call themselves Sorch Dorcah. Excellent tunes. I'm listening to the CD right now, and playing Hran to various tunes for practice.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Dani
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:32 PM

Recordings, or live? I can't begin to list the wonderful music I've heard from Mudcatters as a result of the FSGW welcoming us to the Getaway.

Well, OK, I could begin....

I'll start with Mick, whose "Beef Brother" persona and Big Mick Bravado melt when he plys a love song - or any song, for that matter! He pours his heart and soul into every song and every argument ;) And just because he makes fun of the bodhran doesn't mean he can't play next to one. When he and Barry Finn play together, you could close your eyes and feel the cold mists of Ireland as the troops gather over the hills.......

OK, that brings us to Barry, who could give you goosebumps if he sang the Barney song, with that deep, booming, ripping voice. But he doesn't. He honors the traditions of sea songs, work songs, prison songs, and just good true honest ballad. His own songs are the best, though.

Hmm.... how about Kendall? Didn't get to hear enough of him in person, but I will soon!! His playing is lovely, his songs are just beautiful. His stories are the best of him, though. Maine humor, simply told and just hilarious. He is a charmer beyond compare. His story about "Orrin Seavey's Accident" has caused more than one accidents since. The best of him I've heard, though, his "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda." Get it on "Beginner's Luck". I dare you not to cry.

The nicest thing I've heard, since hearing Mudcats do their music, is my own friend and neighbor Janie. We had never done too much together when I dragged her to the Getaway with me last Autumn ("I can't explain! You just have to come!"). Since then, we've learned much more about each other and made a lot more music (but never enough) together!

My family is hungry. I'll come back! Thanks for a great thread, Larry.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: JenEllen
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:34 PM

Been listening to a lot of 'Catters during recovery:

Jen Marum's Fall River, Seamus Kennedy in all his recorded incarnations, Guy Wolff, Paul's Ashley Gang, Kendall Morse, Tom Hall, Animaterra, and a bunch of "Cattegie Hall" recordings by the likes of WyoWoman, Mbo, MMario, DaveO and wife, Sparky Hudson (katlaughing's dad), and Woodchuck's Revenge. If I didn't love them, I wouldn't play them.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: gnu
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:37 PM

I must admit, though, my favourite is a fellaaaaahhh by the nayhme a Kendall Morse from yer Maihhne. I guess my perference for Kendall stems from the fact that his three recordins are not just tunes, but include storaay tellin of the fiiinest Maihhne tradition. It's kinda like bein righhhht in the kitchen with this heahhh fellahhhh whilst he's a goin ohhhn. I've got three of his rechhordin's and I've enjoyed each moah than th' othah.

Sorry, Kendall, but if ljc can get away with it, why can't I try to emuluate that endearing and soothing Maine accent ?


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:44 PM

Seamus Kennedy is wonderful live or on CD!! I have Bill and the Boyz "Bridging the Gap" and it is just stupendous. Bertie ain't shabby either. Don't have any other recordings of MCers, except what I used to hear on the Radio which are still archived.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Amergin
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:51 PM

seamus kennedy....rick fielding...sorcha dorcha....liam's brother (dan milner)....sparky...


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:54 PM

I know that a few mudcatter have had this misfortune of being in the pub during one or more of my gigs...

I'll spare them the trouble by saying, you could do better... But you could also do a lot worse...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:58 PM

Back for a minuite... Didn't forget Dan Milner, one of the Cat's I have heard live and authentic! Great singer, and of cource THE POPULAR HALFWIT - RALPH SCOTT, a pal of mine, whose recording I played for Cathal McConnal who called him one of the finest Traditional English singers he ever heard... and take it from both of us,... it is true! Cheers again, Larry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 05:58 PM

Well, aside from that lot, there's Greg Stephens and the Boiat Band, Cajun or Cumbria, good either way. And Jerry Rasmussen. And derrymacash; (aka Aidan Crossey); and The Shambles; and Amos; and IanB. Not forgetting Harvey Andrews and Rick Fielding, and Ralphie...

And those are just the ones I've heard on tape/CD/LP.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: JedMarum
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 06:15 PM

Too many to list. FSGW was awash with Mudcat singers/players - and what a treat it was! I've heard recorded music too from some fine, talented Mudcatters.

I second all the names listed above, but there is one fine Mudcat talent you might not have heard; Kim C. She is a fine song writer with a strong, sensual voice. She and her husband have recorded a few Civil War era songs and originals - the recording is well worth listening to.

OK - now to gracelessly transition into a shameless self plug. Y'all can listen to a few tracks from my last CD here if you have a mind too. MP3.com - no cost streaming over the web. I get a half a cent every time someone listens all the way through. At this point, since last Jan, I've earned about $3! ;-)

I will be putting up a recording soon on MP3 from the next album - Rick, Big Mick and I made this track last Feb in Toronto. I have a few things to get done before I can post that track, but it'll be there in the next month or so. I guess it'll be a sample for the record we are doing next summer.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Mudlark
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 06:21 PM

I have a couple of tapes from Jerry Rasmussen that I really cherish. He has a great voice, great delivery, writes great songs and is a relaxed and accessible performer. Very impressive!


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 07:05 PM

Greg Stephens and the Boat Band, and Jerry Rasmussen in deed! There is so much great mudcat music, I need several days to list them all. Greg's band and Jerry's wonderful singing, I reviewed a few weeks ago... Jerry is a wonderful story teller in his music, and Greg evokes the best of Englands wonderful north... brilliant stuff...
Larry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 07:09 PM

Sorcha Dorcha rules! Kevin McGrath charms, Ian B. rocks and Jeanie mesmerizes. Art Thieme warms and makes you laugh, Rick astonishes and I too just got a CD from Bill Sables which I haven't listened to because I just opened it about two minutes ago. Excuse me while I go put it on... (Oh, Yes, Bobert is a fine, fine songwriter and sings with a lot of power.)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 07:22 PM

I have heard Seamus on many an occasion when I lived closer to Harry Browne's in Annapolis.

I was gifted with a tape of Mmario's one year (still have it someplace, though after all the moving I've done, it'd take me some time to find it).

And, of course, I have heard my sister, CarolC when she was staying at my folks place for the holidays a few years ago. Of course, I'd say "You're not gonna *play* that thing...are you?" ;D


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: kendall
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 07:27 PM

Some of you remember that fiasco I did last fall on WMPG radio. It was probably the worst interview ever, but, if you want to hear some of what I did, go to Google, type in Kendall Morse "Live on local motives"


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: 53
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 07:29 PM

I have heard Just a Picker and Rick on the Monday nite radio show.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 07:38 PM

It just keeps going on! It is amazing how much we hear each other... I heard Guy Carawan and Candie do a POWERFUL Rick Fielding song in North Carolina... and they spoke HUGELY of their respect for our pal... and I really enjoyed IanB's Christmass tape!.... Larry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: C-flat
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 07:56 PM

Apart from a couple of tapes I got from Jerry Rasmussen (which are great!) I haven't heard any other Mudcatters. Which is why I think the C.D. was such a good idea. That said, where am I best looking for other 'catters music? Would I find stuff in U.K. music stores or on the internet?


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 08:06 PM

Mostly live on Paltalk/ Hearme... Lets think

DaveO, IvanB, kat, LTS, Amergin, Jeri, Toledo, CyderDrinker, Norton, Nutty, Noreen, Micca, Lanfranc, Spot The Dog, Dave TAM, dwditty, MargaretV, Joe Offer, Max, Susan of DT, Dick Greenhaus, Ferrerra, Bill D, Irishajo, Jock Morris, Geordie Broon, Abby Sale, BigChuck, Woodchuck (and other chucks), Biskit, CamiSu, Catrin, Harpgirl, Grab, Jacko, SpiderTom, Billy The Bus, Alison, MattR/Mbo, Morticia, MusicMan, NightOwl, Nynia, Diva, Simon-Pierre, Songman, Llanfiar, Uncle Jaque, Kendall, MMario, Big Mick, John In Brisbane, Bugsy... and probably (well certainly) loads more...

MCR: Several others... and trying not to duplicate from the above list... Rick Fielding, Justa Picka stick in my mind but I've heard and enjoyed others that way and have only heard them through that media.

In person, several UK members - some mentioned above plus others - not able to work it out just now.

CD, I have a few Seamus Kennedy CDs and "Bridging The Gap" (Sables/Pirt/Stevenson).

That's all I can think of for now...

Jon


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 08:35 PM

I've heard Seamus for years. Swapped sets a a few festivals with him. MMario has sung at our open mic in our little burg here in the "REAL" upstate New York. Bg Mick and I swapped songs in a practice room at Elderly instruments. And soon I expect to hear Sorcha Dorcha.

Don


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 08:47 PM

Rick Fielding
Sam Pirt
Bill Sables
Ian Stephenson
Les fron Hull
Linda Kelly
windy b99
Llanfair
Eric the Viking
White Dove
Jon Freeman
Micca
Liz the Squeeq
JeZebel
Guy Wolffe
harpmaker
INOBU
Mick-Punch the Horse
Mathew Edwards
Mrs Duck
Geoff the Duck
Little Duckling
brid widder
Jellybean
SkipjackK8
oombanjo
Sir Roger of Beverley
smallpiper
Geordie Broon
Willa
nik nak
Lady P
King Briliant
John J
Helen J
Cavia P
Plus a few others
Catters CD's I own =
INOBU-(sorcha Dorcha
Bill Sables
Sables Pirt & Stephenson
White Dove
harpmaker
422
Punch the Horse
Llanfair
Phil (Phil & Merry)
Windy Bottom 2001 (various artists)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Amos
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 08:54 PM

McGrath, Aine, Kat's dad, and DH. More to come. And Praise, and a couple of others equally outstanding and uplifting. Good hearts all.

A


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Genie
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:15 PM

I've heard a few Mudcatters in person, informally [Stewart, Winniemih, Amos] and I've heard Joe Offer [singing "The Key of R"} and Áine via links here at the Café. Those are the only ones that come to mind at the moment. I can't do Paltalk, cuz I use Mac. Maybe someday I'll use a friend's Windows set up to do the Paltalk thing.

And, oh yeah, I've heard Jean Ritchie. She's a Mudcatter, isn't she?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Amergin
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:30 PM

arlo guthrie....


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Amergin
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:32 PM

the wonderful singing of kitty west (mzkitty)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Dani
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:34 PM

Name-droppers, alla y'all. Let's hear reviews, not just lists, for those of us who HAVEN'T heard some of these folks!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: MMario
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:39 PM

I'm amazed that I *have* heard most of the people mentioned so far - and can add Celtic Soul, Skivee, plus several people who have posted occasionally as guest, Guinesschik; And tho' can't say I actually heard her, I did see Muse's lips moving during a song! AND I've heard the offspring of several mudcatters, including Shadowmonk, Mrzzy's Timothy and Don Miexner's son Greg.

Can't forget Alan of Oz, the Fair One, skarpi and his band, dharmabum,Hardiman. There have to be more, but that's quite a few!


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: JenEllen
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:56 PM

Thanks for the mental nudge, MMario, how could I forget??
BOTH Mrrzy and Timothy have great voices, as well as our Benjamin, Thomas the Rhymer, mag, Stewart, ChanteyMatt, and Mousethief and kin. A very talented bunch.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:59 PM

Thought of a few more I've heard on palkalk, including Don Mexiener (reminded when he posted), Hardiman the fiddler (Amos reminded me mentioning Praise), JAB who got the whole thing started...

Reviews mentioned by Dani.. not from me but I will say what I have heard by Mudcatters covers a great variety of styles and abilities ranging from world class (I'd certainly put what I've heard of Rick Fielding's playing in that league for example) to competent floor singer/player. The big thing to me is that I can honestely say I have enjoyed listening to every one I have heard, perhaps especially the few "debuts" I have heard of ones that have needed a little persuading to risk a first live Paltalk/ Hearme attempt.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: pavane
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 04:07 AM

English Jon came down here to Pontardawe for a gig, and when in Belgium I went along to a pub session in Brussels where Mooman & friends were gathered. That's about all that I know of!


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:09 PM

Good suggestion, Dani: For one who hasn't heard most Mudcatters (or am even sure who they are,) I'd appreciate hearing two or three sentences about them. Not just that they're "good" or someone "likes them," or the worst damnation, that they're "interesting." After all, how I am I supposed to have even the faintest clue about what kind of music Mudlark or 53 do?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:20 PM

I have personally played with Ferrara, Bill D, and CarolC. Fun folks and a great style in all of them. Heard Dan Milner and Bob Conroy do the Irish in America Concert (I'd add them and crew to the world class group), Wotcha, and numerous others at the Chantey Sing in Washington DC - Wotcha is a very moving individual to hear him sing - the rest were simply great (about 15 or 20 Catters doing Chanteys), and everyone Jon Freeman mentioned including Jon himself (Jon has an incredible talent and is one of those who had to be "coaxed" into playing). I have several of Jerry Rasmussen's albums, Ian B's albums, and have really enjoy them. Jed Marum is very good also - as a writer and a singer - and I've enjoyed his CD immensely.

I have no doubt that any album done by Catters would be worth paying for. This is an amazing crew and the talent continues to improve as we get to know each other better. The Paltalk sessions have continually improved with individuals who were a bit timid in the beginning now letting their real self out - I'm continually impressed.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Kim C
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:37 PM

Jed, thank you so much for your compliments. I especially like your use of the word "sensual." ;-)

I have recordings by Jed and by Kendall, and they are both quite fine. Mister and I have enjoyed them very much.

As I am not PalTalk enabled, and I don't live near any other Catters, I suspect there is a great deal I have missed.

We have a couple of sound clips at our website: Paul & Kim Caudell


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: GUEST,Saucey Sue
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:47 PM

Hey InOBU: You haven't heard a lemon but I heard the Lemonberries! I'm told they're 'Catters, and Mr. Red I've heard you too!!! Don't you go to Somers?


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:52 PM

I have CDs from Art Thieme, Rick Fielding, Jed Marum, Liam's Brother, bert, and Sorcha Dorcha. Art's stuff is sitting-by-the-campfire homegrown folk music featuring Art's excellent banjo and guitar work. Rick's is a more contemporary folk sound, with his very mellow vocals and consummate picking, and featuring some of the best trad session musicians backing him. Jed's album is notable for the songwriting and is some of the best historically flavored music written by a contemporary songwriter that I've heard. Liam's Brother does Irish sea songs, and is an excellent singer against a spare background of squeezebox only. bert's album is a real joy. Any one who listened to Mudcat Radio knows that bert likes the English music hall novelty stuff, and his songs reflect that humor and those catchy melodies. InOBU's CD of Sorcha Dorcha is some great ceiledh material packaged with Larry's original politically-potent material.

I've also heard, live, Rex Rideout (who can play anything with strings twice as better than I will), Wyowoman (who has a magnificent soprano voice), Bill Sables (a true pro in folk music. You NEED to hear him sing The Band Played Waltzing Matilda), Sorcha (a hot fiddler), Katlaughing (love that Prairie Lullaby!), Allan C (terrific Irish tenor) and guinnesschik (the kind of bold clear voice that's perfect for Irish trad).

I almost forgot to mention MattR (mbo), who sent me a tape of his music. Versatile is not even close to describing what kind of a range of styles Matt can cover.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 01:04 PM

Oops. Forgot to mention that I have a copy of Halfway to Wrexham by Bill Sables and Bill Pirt. I should say I HAD a copy, since my wife's had it in her car for months and won't give it back.

The Village Pump!...the Village P...U...M...P..PUMP, YA BUGGERS, PUMP!


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 01:11 PM

Looks like only me and McGrath mention Harvey Andrews here.

He won't like this, but Harvey is a big name on the UK folk circuit, so if you haven't heard/seen him, jump at the next chance you get.

He has his own website www.harveyandrews.com (can't get the hang of blue clickies). If you want one of his cd's, choose "Writer Of Songs". It's a classic.

(And, no, I'm not his agent or anything, just a fan.)

Pete J


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: KathWestra
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 01:16 PM

Sandy and Caroline Paton are at the top of my list. It was their obvious love of the music, willingness to talk about it with complete strangers and, of course, fine singing and playing that got me hooked on this music at the ripe young age of 16. Interestingly, a 14-year-old fellow Paton fan recently expressed just about the same sentiments -- Sandy and Caroline just don't stop keeping the flame alive. They introduced me (not at the same time) to folks like Jerry Rasmussen and Rick Fielding, two of the very best songwriters I've ever heard, and to characters like Art Thieme, who just may be my favorite folksinger ever, and Kendall, whose combinaton of music and stories have warmed my heart for the last 27 years or so. All of the aforementioned have recorded for that great labor of love called Folk-Legacy, which has provided me with about one-third of the songs I perform myself.

Newer musical treats from Mudcat-member performers have come from Dan & Bonnie Milner (who also have recorded for Folk-Legacy), friend-of-my-heart and swell singer-of-Irish-songs Big Mick, and Jeri, whose singing is powerful and emotional and just gets better and better every time I hear her. She's giving Jerry R. and Rick F. a run for their money in the songwriting category too. Her songs and tunes (the ones I've heard) are all winners.

I'm lucky to live in the Washington, DC, area, hotbed of both a thriving local folk scene and of large hunks of Mudcat-dom, and have heard all the Mudcatter "locals" perform at one time or another. I'll refrain from detailed reviews here, since they all know how to find me (*BG*), but will just say that my musical world has been much-enriched by having folks like Mary LaMarca (a fine singer with husband George Stephens of Australian songs, English and Scottish occupational songs, traditional ballads, and musical settings of Rudyard Kipling's poems), SongsterBob (fine banjo player, prolific songwriter), Chance Shiver (Fortunato -- everything from the Carter Family to rockabilly), Bill D., Ferrara, Judy Cook, and many others living and singing so close by. If you want to hear them, see the related thread about the FSGW Getaway, and come join us in October! More and more Mudcatters are coming every year, and I've been lucky enough to meet and hear lots of them. Jed Marum, also a wonderful songwriter, came last year for the first time, a real treat to hear. Lots of others, too. --Kathy


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From: MudGuard
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 02:17 PM

On CD: Bron (Llanfair), McGrath of Harlow, Bill Sables, Sam Pirt

Live: all participants of 2001 Germany Gathering, Llanstock 2001, Stony Stratford 2002

Online: several (whose names I can't remember) on the Sunday Mudcat Song Circle Paltalks.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Alice
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 02:31 PM

Gee, and I thought I had put in so many links to my songs that everyone had heard me, but I guess no one has.

In person, I've heard Bill Sables, Allan C., Wyo Woman, and Les B, all very fine singers.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 03:06 PM

I'm listening to Bill Sables CD, Bridging The Gap, and it is a real delight. Fine musicianship, great selection of songs, and Bill is a fine singer. I particularly liked Whitby Fisherman and Napolean Crossing the Rhine. Sam Pirt is a wonderful accordian player and Young Ian fills out the trio with just what is needed. Excellent work, fellas!

Jerry


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From: greg stephens
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 06:14 PM

PM me for Boat Band info, or try harbourtownrecords.com (we dont run it, in spite of the nautical names in common)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Willie-O
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 07:28 PM

Y'know, if everyone here answered this thread as the question is posed, it would be an awful long list-of-lists.

It's like asking, "who here breathes a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen?"

W-O


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Mooh
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 08:15 PM

Phil Cooper. On stage, on cd, and in my front porch once with a wonderful tinwhistle player. Low key humour, intelligent commentary, and super playing.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 08:24 PM

Guess I've heard just about everyone mentioned.

Gonna make special mention of a really fine Mudcat musician though, and that's Pam Swan out on the West Coast. Been listenin' to Mudcatter Burl for a lotta years (under his 'nom de verite').

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 11:49 PM

Musicman is the only 'catter that I have had the pleasure of hearing. His CD "Farewell" is lovely, but to hear him sing is a treat indeed. Hopefully we will have a sample of his vocal magic soon. That's a huge hint Paul!

LL


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: InOBU
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 07:51 AM

Gee, MAX!!!!! Think about it... a mudcat CD store... in the words of Rodger Rabbitt... pHAleeeezzzze! Cheers, Larry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Morticia
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 12:31 PM

Roger Gall aka The Shambles is a fine musician,loved Llanfair's cd, Jenellen has a wonderful singing voice, Seamus Kennedy is a talented man and a consummate professional,Gervase has all the talent in the world,Micca writes terrific songs, Lanfranc is simply brilliant, Kendall has a delivery that has me filling up on the first line and choking with laughter on the next, Noreen has a beautiful voice (matches her nature) as does Diva, Alan W.W sings possibly the best shanty ever .....dammit, I've run out of adjectives and I'm only part way through the list.....I'll have to come back to this....damn good thread though.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 03:02 AM

Dave Swan and the b'hoys from Oak, Ash and Thorn. WyoWoman on her tape from her Catconcert, Riggy on his CD of religious songs, Bill Sables and Sam Pirt's "Bridging The Gap" CD, and Liam's Brother's CD's of sea songs and Irish-American songs. Some great talents here in Mudcatville.

chanteyranger


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From: Chanteyranger
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 03:05 AM

.......and Ken Schatz of The NexTradition, Joy Bennett of The Johnson Girls, and Windlass1 of The Windlasses.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: InOBU
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 06:01 AM

Just heard Kendall! It is like a trip to Maine. Really nice CD. It is early on Sunday, and I have to to a little biz before meeting, but it is hard to find words that have not been said about Kendalls wonderful music... also I forgot mudcat's sometimes visitor Erica Smith, saw her at the Sidewalk cafe and really enjoyed her and her band. CHeers Larry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 06:48 AM

Just heard Merrick Hamilton's band, and was knocked out by it. Now if you think that it was theDevil who invented the electric guitar, read no further. At least in the band, Merrick plays lead guitar and he doesn't have to lay his guitar down for anyone. Some cuts, he plays acoustic guitar, and some he plays electric guitar. Acoustic or electric, he's one of the finest guitarists I've heard.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 01:14 PM

Oh, it's reviews ya be wantin'!

Well, alrighty then:

Seamus...sheesh, the guys amazing. Funny, and has a mellow voice to go with the music.

Mmario...It was quite a long time ago, but what I do remember was that there was a song he had written that stuck with me. It was quite good.

CarolC...well, I already reviewed her in the last one! ;D In all fairness, I have always admired her ability with the recorder. I just wish she would not have taken up the blinkin' accordian. How about tin whistle, Carol? Appalachian dulcimer? Banjo? Harpsichord? Anything, please...


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 01:35 PM

I didn't know it was for reviews, i thought it was just a list. Well they was all nice.john


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Dani
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 07:09 AM

Hey y'all!

Found this thread while digging around for something else...

Refresh away!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: kendall
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 07:34 AM

It is with a mixture of pleasure and pain that I go over this thread. Thanks you so much for all your kind words.
And the pain. I will never sing again.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 07:54 AM

Its odd isn't it? How many more of us have websites just six years later and we all know a bit more about each other - plus all the world and his dog are on Youtube.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 08:38 AM

Locals -
Alison
Bob Bolton
Bruce from Bathurst
Canberra Chris
Cloudstreet
freda
Hrothgar
Jack Halyard (John Warner)
JennieG
jennyO
Joybell & True-Love
Rowan


Visitors to Oz-
Ross Campbell
Dug
Cranedriver & Sussex Carole
Moses
Charlie Noble
George Papavgeris
Brian Peters
John Warner
Bob Zentz


CDS -
Amos
Harvey Andrews
Jon Bartlett
Greg Stevens
JimLad
Alaska Mike
Kim C
Judy Cook
Rick Fielding
Burt
Treewind
Mmario
Kendall
Sandy & Caroline Paton
Jerry Rasmussen
The Admiral, Gervase, Morticia, Micca, Liz the Squeak
Lisa Null
Suffet
Art Theime
Tradsinger
weelittle drummer

and of course all the catters on those wonderful Blue Plate Specials

sandra (hoping I've not left anyone off the list)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 10:19 AM

He,He,he, is this where we all get to pat each others backs?
I've heard to many good & great 'catters' & can't remember them all but a better bunch when they get together can't be found.

Thanks for the kind words way above Dani, you give me goosebumps too, LOL

Barry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: nutty
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 10:26 AM

Linda Kelly and Pistachio (Hissyfit)
Betsy - Pete Betts (they don't write them like that anymore)
George Papavgaris
MCP - Mick Pearce
Tig and Badger - Chris and John Ingram

I'll remember more later


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 10:31 AM

oops, I forgot to list a few shanty singers (filed on a different shelf!)

Barry Finn
Chantyranger
John Roberts
Radriano

and Jean Ritchie!

sandra


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:07 PM

no one has mentioned MGAS yet


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:53 PM

The Five Portaferry weekends let a LOT of us hear each other , but my FAVOURITE MudCat singer is maryrrf , the other half of SilverSmith ! The Getaway in 2005 let me hear and enjoy SO Many that I wont even attempt a list ! And of course here in UK we do get to meet each other at clubs and festivals so much easier than in USA and Oz !


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Beer
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 05:02 PM

Bruce Murdoch
beer
(adrien)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: bobad
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 05:08 PM

Bruce Murdoch, Adrien Doucet, Ron Bankley, Bob Ryszkiewicz.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Beer
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 05:42 PM

I answered this one to fast bobad. Here are a few more.

Noah Zacharin
Charmion
Cet
Dick Greenhaus
In my home; The Ducks
Gnu and Bee in their homes


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: C. Ham
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 05:48 PM

Well, I've heard everyone from bobad's list and Noah Zacharin from Beer's.

Also the late, great Rick Fielding. It was on Rick's radio program on CIUT that I first heard about Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 05:49 PM

Jacqui Morse - chills down my spine at the Utah Phillips memorial. And the pleasure of being asked "Does Jacqui Morse perform on Kendall's CDs?" LOL I had a thousand responses to that question but behaved myself.

Captain - you had the audience in the palm of your hand at the Maritime Festival. Move on and share your new voice with us.

My list of Mudcatters I have heard "live" is an arm length long. Where to begin???? Max has done a wonderful thing here.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: bobad
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 06:27 PM

I will add Noah and Dick to my list.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 06:35 PM

There are so many but noticed Rockhen not mentioned yet.
Soos(Stitherum)George Papavgeris,BBP,Mick pearce,Betsy,The Von trap family loads of good uns


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 06:58 PM

Kendall with and without Jacqui - both wonderful
Rick Fielding - very special guy, phenomenal musician
Jerry Rasmussen - writes fantastic songs, great singer especially with the gospel quartet
Dick Greenhaus and Susan of DT - walking folk encyclopedias
Sandy and Caroline Paton - legendary
Vixen and Reynaud - good friends, great singers
Judy Cook - wonderful Civil War songs and stories
Woodchuck's Revenge - good stuff
KathWestra - great singer

I'm sure there are others...


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 11:06 PM

Now that Joe Frazier is posting here as Vicar, I can count him as a Mudcatter I've heard, at a Mitchell Trio concert way back when.

Sandra in Sydney - I can think of one local you've left out.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 04:14 AM

in session

Goldengob
alanabit
Mr happy
Sapper 82
Sooz
Rockhen
Pennyblack
Harmonium Hero
Tim from faldingworth - sorry I forget your 'handle'
Strolling Johnny
muppitz
NO Fixed abode


I'm sure theres loads more.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 09:30 AM

Gerry - you? (but you're a permanent Guest, not a signed-up Mudcatter!)

sandra

(ps if you ever want to borrow a CD or 2 or 3 to have a purely Mudcatter show, just ask!)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 10:54 AM

myself.leadfingers,Derby Ram,Brian Peters,ChrisFoster,Banjiman,Darklander.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: bobad
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 10:59 AM

Must add Bobert AKA Sidewalk Bob to my list.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: bobad
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 11:32 AM

And Big Al Whittle AKA weelittledrummer.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: open mike
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 11:42 AM

i am surprised noone mentioned me, as i hosted the Mudcat open mike acoustic jam on paltalk for several years....we all spent many hours there taking turns singing...and picking...
neighmond
Jacko nz
folky frank
Uncle Dave O
DWDitty
foolestroupe
Nobro (Regie Miles)
and many others visited that room over the years

these cats have let me visit their rooms (houses)
Sorcha
Alice
Mudlark
Miken


others who i have heard: (and/or jammed with)
Amos

Alaska Mike
Seamus Kennedy
Dave and Pam Swan
Art Thieme
Deb C
Al Lubanes
jed marum
Joe Offer (at camp harmony)
Chantey ranger
Radriano
kendall
leadfindgers
Louie Roy
Marion
MG (at sunny camp)
musicmac
nicole c
Stewart
MAX

please forgtive if i've left anyone off the list!


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Banjiman
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 01:12 PM

Tim Leaning..... The Von Trapp's indeed!!!!!! Just because our kids helped out on a couple of songs.

I've heard lots:

Aforementioned Tim Leaning, Sooz, Backwoodsman etc at Gainsborough FC. Hipflask Andy (aka Duncan McFarlane), Brother Crow, The Leveller, Plastic Cod'ead, Penny Black, Ossonflags, Gerry McNiece.... and more when I remember!

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 02:33 PM

Bob Zentz (about a half-dozen occasions over 40 years)

Jean Ritchie

Frank and Mary Hamilton. On a January, 2000 visit I had the pleasure of hearing them entertain in an Atlanta area school and two nursing homes.

Arlo (twice, with Pete in the 1980s)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 04:12 PM

LOL re Von Traps mate
The Cater Twins another fave of mine,and Backwoodsy bloke,and Bob Dylan he is awkward and contrary he must be a mudcater
(Joke)


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: skarpi
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 04:37 PM

So that s a good thread , thanks Dani for refreshing


all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 04:49 PM

What does Chris Foster call himself then?

yeh I forgot Brian Peters. Theres all that lot from Chester, and the Miskin people and Phl beer - he turns up now and then. And Liza Carthy, of course. And the bloke from The Tiger at the Traditions club.

I'm sure theres a lot, if you've got that sort of mind - you could remember telephone numbers as well.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 06:28 PM

Shoot, I'd hate to start a list fir fear that my feeble mind would leave out someone but they know who they are...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 08:06 PM

Sandra - fair enough.

Let's talk CDs elsewhere. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Ythanside
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 09:07 PM

Peace (Bruce Murdoch)
WLD (Big Al Whittle)
Bob Coltman



Three top-notch entertainers.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 09:30 PM

The list of Mudcatters that I have had the honor of hearing in person is too long for my ageing brain to wrap itself around. I know that I will miss many of you. This comes from running a folk concert series for 27 years, as well as performing at many festivals, where I heard countless musicians. And thanks to mudcat, I've added a few British Aisles folks to my memories:

Leadfingers
Sussex Carole
Colin Kemp
Noreen
Rick Fielding
Art Thieme (probably more than everyone else on my list, combined)
Bob Coltman
Jim Hickam
Dave Parra
Cathy Barton
Jean Ritchie
Roy Harris
Kendall Morse
jimmyt and his wife Jayne
Sandy & Caroline Paton
DWditty
Barbara Shaw and her husband Frank


Maybe I'd better stop while I'm behind. And then there are all those whom I'm not positive are mudcatters, like Jim and Cindy Bean, Karen Kobela and many musicians who I've shared workshops with at Nomad, over the years. Add to that some of the DC folks, many of whom are probably mudcatters, and it makes me think that maybe we need another thread (which we've probably already done): "Which Mudcatter would you most like to hear, but haven't, yet?"

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 10:30 PM

Right, I forgot the fine blues of DWditty, the clear, sweet voice of KarenK, the amazing voice of Deb Cowan, and others whom I'll remember as others list their names.


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 11:08 AM

Basically, anyone who's been to Miskin, and a few others as well!


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: r.padgett
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 12:04 PM

Hissyfit ~ Linda and Hazel
nutty
Betsy
George Papavgeris
Whalley and Fletcher (golden gob)
The Ducks
Jim McDonald
Kitty Vernon (Herga Kitty
Lady Aelflada (Judy Knight)
Michael O'Leary Johns
Saro ( Craig Morgan Robson)

etc

Ray


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 01:52 PM

I like this thread; but too many names to be sure of mentioning everyone. Everyone who has sung at Miskin of Course and at the Mudgathers at Banbury and Crediton and Bedworth and those who sing in the Middle Bar and at the Wareham Wail and that's still probably left someone out


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: r.padgett
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 02:09 PM

And of course a million in the North of England, particularly
Whitby ff

Ray


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Subject: RE: Review: What Mudcat Performers have U heard?
From: Genie
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 08:38 PM

Well I've heard everyone who's on any of the Mudcat Blue Plate Specials plus others on different CDs/tapes: Rick Fielding, Jed Marum, Marion, KyTrad (Jean Ritchie), Harvey Andrews, and maybe others whose names aren't popping into my mind right now.   On the whole, a very talented lot, between the singing, the instruments, and the songwriting.

In person I've also heard these folks:
~Amos (many a time -- that boy can sure pick! And he's got a great voice and writes a helluva song too)
~mg (Mary Garvey) -- probably one of the most underrecognized folk songwriters among us (Gordon Bok has recorded several of her songs), and she has a lovely voice too
~Barbara (Blessings, Barbara) -- she is a treasure house of songs and a delight to listen to
~Naemonson - heard him at a jam in Balboa Park (San Diego) - great voice
~The Banjoest (Hugh) - fantastic on the banjo (Amos feels like he needs to smoke a cig after he and Hugh get through a Balboa Park pickin' 'n' grinnin' session! Just ask Amos
~Stuart (Henderson) -- excellent with that fiddle, has a rich trove of trad songs, and a lovely baritone voice to boot
~Charley Noble -- great shanty voice and writes some very funny stuff
~Deckman (Bob Nelson) and Don Firth -- both put on a great show with trad music, good musicians who sing real purty and know lots of folk song history trivia (which I love)
~David Ingerson - a great collector and singer of Celtic songs - always a great addition to a song circle
~Reggie Miles - play's that saw like nobody's business! Plays a pretty mean guitar too and does a lot of really funny songs, many being his own compositions
~MouseThief (where the heck did you go, Alex?) -- gorgeous deep voice and a great do wop singer on top of writing some really good stuff (especially the funny songs)

Some of the other catters I've heard live have been mainly in group sings, so my not commenting on their voices has mainly to do with the fact that I haven't heard them solo -- or that it's been too long since I've heard them. But there's not a one that's hard on the ears:
~MAG (at Camp Runamok) - we duetted at Singtime Frolics - learned some good songs from her
~WinnieMih
~Robinia (also has a wealth of great trad songs I hadn't heard till she sang them)
~Art and Jen Brooks
~Fred (Maslan)
~MudJack (at Camp Runamok) - a man who definitely needs no microphone! I'm jealous. :D
~RangerRoger (at Camp Runamok)
~Marion - excellent songwriter as well as a gutsy wandering minstrel and busker
~Amergin (at Camp Runamok) - writes some very nice poetry and songs

I know I'm probably forgetting someone, but it's nice to think back on all the many catters I've jammed with or heard in concerts or at festivals.   Not a one that I wouldn't enjoy hearing or singing/jamming with again. Really looking forward to the Getaway so I can hear more of youse guys.

Genie


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