Mudcat Café message #1582500 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85069   Message #1582500
Posted By: GUEST,guest
13-Oct-05 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Sean Blackburn (Sept 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sean Blackburn (Sept 05)
I'm just a guy who sat in the crowd, listening.
Before Blackburn and Hughes and before Blacburn and Hull, I used to see him solo at the Coffeehouse Extempore'. (From around 72-74?)
I remember that he played well (mostly finger-picking at that time)
and sang so nicely.
Mostly though, I remember him being so spontaneously funny.
I saw him frequently enough that I know his bits were not canned.
He seemed to make up funny stuff on the spot. Introductions were sometimes longer than songs.
I wish I had some tapes from those shows.
I never knew the guy, but he sure seemed like a good soul.
My deepest sympathy to all of you who did know him.