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Thread #105792   Message #2185091
Posted By: Lowden Jameswright
02-Nov-07 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: Davey Graham: what a waste
Subject: RE: Davey Graham: what a waste
The standard of playing on that clip is NOT of a good standard - and I can well understand people complaining at paying 17 at a high profile venue to witness it. This is not what fans of Davey Graham expect to see. If you expect people to turn up in significant numbers and pay that kind of money, you are duty bound to ensure you give a professional performance.

I've seen excellent guitar players give similar performances, but they were playing in the local folk club for no money, and by the end of the evening it's no surprise they are under-performing after a few pints. I accept Davey may need the cash, but this is taking money under false pretences. It's very sad, but it's sad too that folks are sometimes travelling many miles to see him, only to return home feeling angry and badly let down.