Mudcat Café message #1124505 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67121   Message #1124505
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
26-Feb-04 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: GET A JOB...
Subject: RE: BS: GET A JOB...
Hi, Don:

I just wanted to add my appreciation for your postings. I really enjoy your description of your life. You've had a lot of fascinating experiences, and I respect you for all that you've accomplished. I too predate the folk scare, but not as much as you, in part because I didn't live in a large urban area where I could hear the music. I'd been playing guitar for four or five years before I actually saw anyone playing one, other than a brief five or six weeks of lessons I took.The first time I heard someone play acoustic guitar was when I heard Marshall Brickman backing Leon Bibb at a little restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin in the late 50's. I was fortunate to hear a lot of musicians from 1960-64 when I lived in New York City, and will always be thankful that I did... the new singer songwriters, and the old traditional musicians who had a brief taste of recognition on the coat tails of the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary and the rest.

It's good to look back. And even better to look forward..