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Thread #94811   Message #1839447
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Miller
20-Sep-06 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Subject: RE: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Nice to hear from Mr. Iverson. Yes, I am sure that facilities are not as plentiful in his neck of the woods but he does have the right idea about company parties and conventions. I do some of those, too. They pay well but, in my experience, they usually come through agents rather than directly. I hope he will comment on that.
"You Are My Sunshine" was composed and recorded by the late, unlamented former Louisiana governor, Jimmy Davis, who was a major opponent of integration in the turbulent 60's. If old Jimmy had a colaborater, and if that collaberater was more progressive, I appologise.
I forgot to mention that I do a lot of strolling jobs in the warmer weather. I once had a long term job at a casino in Atlantic City doing Itaian Mandolin at their Sunday brunch. It paid ok but not enough to make up for all the commuting. I prefer using tenor banjo for strolling at civic and commercial events because it carries well, it suggests gaity and, if you're wearing a banjo, no one asks for Rock. (Oh, occasionally, someone will request "Dueling Banjos" but I tell them that Steve Mandel is unavailable)

                         Mike