Mudcat Café message #3264824 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141742   Message #3264824
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
28-Nov-11 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Subject: RE: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
I think you have to understand that this is a distinct USA viewpoint. It has been disproved over and over that any such thing happens in the UK.

The only UK minority that have any voice here on mudcat are a minority of two who will not believe that folk club organiners here do everything in their power to encourage new talent, book anyone and, basicaly, run the clubs on a very free reign. I find it very likely that this happens in the USA but, I cannot argue because all the club organisers I know are UK based.

I would hope that some US organisers will do whatever they can to shed themselves of the image that Steve is creating of them. Just as we in the UK have had to correct the lies spread about us.

Cheers

Dave