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Posted By: Steve Gardham
15-Dec-19 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
Sometimes you have to push boundaries to get noticed and get the bookings. I think I understand where these young people are coming from. To make it to any useful level in performance art you have to be absolutely brilliant or take the music somewhere else. They are not my cup of tea, but I do respect what they are trying to do. I booked Sam for an educational folk music seminar about 10 years ago and he really knew his stuff. I have heard it said that some of these artists are 'emperor's new clothes' but at least the emperor got noticed.