Mudcat Café message #3691314 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156523   Message #3691314
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
04-Mar-15 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: I need some honest advice
Subject: RE: I need some honest advice
what isn;t obvious from the vid is that alan is agood singer of his own remarkable songs. he is a very good writer. however to earn a crust - like myself - he has to use his considerable performing and music skill outside the folkscene - in his case a busker.

he wants and deserves something better than being told the future of folk music is a gang of prepubertal quantity surveyors playing the masons apron at hundred miles an hour, by the ringbinder readers union.

he's not going to get it cos that's what the folkscene is these days'

my advice to him is that his considerable skills will find no home in the middle class English folkscene. but if he looks hard - he will something better than busking.