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Thread #107389   Message #2247366
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
28-Jan-08 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
OK, let's get back to what I understand to be the original point of the thread.

you have a prime time TV slot available, guaranteed viewing figures of millions, who do you book for the show ?

do you book somebody who is available and cheap, or do you try to book the best?

I hold no animosity whatsoever to Seasick Steve, he has carved himself a niche and good luck to him, but fer Chrissakes, he is fourth
rate as a blues performer, he knows it, and anybody who really knows the blues knows it.

so what happens next New Year ?

is there the remotest chance that Jools Holland's producers could spring for Paul Geremiah's airfare, so that the British public could have a chance to hear what authentic blues sounds like ?

or maybe even Johnny Winter's ...