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Davey BS: Who got them started? (50) RE: BS: Who got them started? 03 Nov 99

I was just into my first job in '63, and had been listening to rock 'n roll and country music, when a friend introduced me to Dylan and Joan Baez.. When I first listened to Dylan I thought, "he can't sing worth a damn." but the more I listened the more he grew on me.

Then my friend loaned me a guitar and a book of simple 2 & 3 chord songs, like Oh Mary Don't You Weep, and in about a month I was playing a few of them, but then my friend demanded his guitar back, so I had to buy my own, a cheapie with strings a mile above the fretboard that caused pain pain pain, but I persevered, because here was something I could do myself.

Then I got hooked on the Oscar Brand TV show, Let's Sing Out, and fell in love with his 12-string guitar. I bought one of my own, and that's all I played until I got a 6-string about 2 years ago.

Along the way I picked up harmonica, tenor banjo, mandolin, and bouzouki.

Early musical influences, Dylan, Baez, PP&M, Gordon Lightfoot, some country artists who were somewhat folkie, like George Hamilton IV, Roger Miller. Current influences, Jerry Rasmussen, Gordon Bok, James Keelaghan, Jody Stecher, Rick Fielding, a few East Coast groups. Looking forward to retirement (about 5 yrs) so that I can do more music than I do now....

Keep on singing... Davey... (:>)

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