Mudcat Café message #3691289 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156523   Message #3691289
Posted By: GUEST,CS
04-Mar-15 - 02:40 AM
Thread Name: I need some honest advice
Subject: RE: I need some honest advice
It's clear that alan is a competent performer and very able at what he does. However the whole act feels to me really dated and uncomfortable.

All that is fine if you know where to find the audiences who enjoy that kind of entertainment and from the video those folk are clearly out there - or at least they were (I can't remember how old some of the clips are).

However as someone else said, the folk music scene is moving more towards taking the music craft very seriously at festivals and open mics. I think people today at folk events expect less of the funny man with a guitar and more of the skilled musician playing folk tunes and songs.

As I said, to me it feels very dated. I don't know the folk club scene terribly well, but with a plethora of skilled and talented artists out there to choose from, I'm not sure that's the kind of act bookers are looking for these days?