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Jack mostly folk What got you started? (73* d) RE: What got you started? 19 May 98


As a young adult in the young sixties, I acquired a facination for "pop" folk music to the likes of The Limeliters, Kingston Trio, Christy Minstrels and all the other groups who was labeled Folk. The real search began trying to find where these songs originated from. Around 1974 while viewing "The Johnny Cash Show" I made a comment, " I wish I could play the guitar" Two weeks later for my 30th birthday, my wife got me a nice little classical guitar and I began my first lesson at an adult education evening class. A monster was born. I still think I'm a singer first and guitar player second. But as I get older I seem to be giving more time to just quietly playing the guitar. Everything I play is based around chord structures so when a melody leaks out of the guitar it's by accident. My wife does'nt play or sing but has been a major player and supporter of all the music things we attend. Festivals, house concerts, song circles and putting up with all my endeavors and monies spent on PA systems, guitars, banjo's, autoharps ,tape recorders magazines, song books. Getting started is an interesting thread,I guess when does it all stop?(might be the last breath an old folkie draws). Jack


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