Mudcat Café message #3692138 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156523   Message #3692138
Posted By: Will Fly
07-Mar-15 - 05:47 AM
Thread Name: I need some honest advice
Subject: RE: I need some honest advice
That said, Folk Club audiences are the worst sort. You're playing to a mob rather than individuals; they booked you to win them over on their terms. This means selling your soul to the lowest possible common denominator to a bunch of maladjusted braying wannabe egoists all of whom resent you for being up there playing instead of them.

Strange - the folk clubs I've played in over the last year or two with my mate Chris have loved what we've done - which is a mix of jazz, ragtime and blues - and we haven't compromised ourselves in any way whatsoever. We enjoy what we play and, if people like it, that's OK with us.

We're certainly not selling our souls - we get booked because people want to hear our music. And if they don't, they simply don't book us. No problem.