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Posted By: GUEST,Jim
21-Sep-06 - 05:18 PM
Thread Name: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Subject: RE: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Right on, Mike.
My wife and i did a seniors' home 2 weeks ago. We played a lot of jigs, reels and waltzes instrumentally (hammered dulcimer, mandolin, guitar, mouth harp and banjo), but also did songs like Tennessee Waltz, My Buddy, Let The Rest Of The World Go By as well as some more contemporary stuff and homemade songs. I even snuck in some Guy Clark, Todd Snider, Hayes Carll, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Snider songs. Sittin' In The Kitchen and even Too Late To Die Young Now went over very well. For anyone who knows it, I substituted "an awful lot of other stuff that I forgot" for "And bags of pot and other stuff that I forgot". We even managed to do almost all the requests. It helps that I'm 62 and she's 53, so we're not that far from the "home" ourselves.

We're doing a kids show at the public library next week. I like to think I'm not that far from childhood not to be able to identify with the kids. They'll even get some of the same tunes as the old folks.