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Thread #107389   Message #2549381
Posted By: NormanD
26-Jan-09 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
If you go with blues back to its origins, it was there as an entertainment. The acoustic guitar players would have to play damn loud to get the sound across in a crowded, noisy bar, and shout like the devil too, by many accounts. I bet they never sat there being admired for their intricate playing.

As someone says above, you can't compare apples with oranges. Nothing should exclude anything else. If we don't like something or someone, that's fine - but we should stop being so precious!