Mudcat Café message #51646 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8373   Message #51646
Posted By: Liam's Brother
01-Jan-99 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Old Folkers
Subject: RE: Old Folkers
Must be hot there , Bill. What's the temperature at the edge of the desert?

As far as folk song clubs go, the best chance for a folk club is where they are a goodly number of people as I guess you know. I have a lot of folk club stories. When you have a folk club you get inclusionary and exclusionary problems such as "traditional music only," "American folk music only," "singer-songwriters only," What do you mean you don't hire Celtic kletzmer bands?" Could drive someone nuts. Maybe you're better off on your own.

I stopped singing for 14 years. Not even in the shower. I didn't sing in church either because I don't go to church. While I have some regrets about it now, they are not deep regrets. I needed to be at my desk bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every day until I could qualify for my pension. As soon as I did that, I started singing again... and here I am, tunefully retired.

Don't give your guitar away. If you want to be in the company of other singers, teach your grandchildren and get in the car every now and then and go someplace where they have a folk club. Change of scenery is good for you.

Happy birthday on 9MAR. I follow you 18 days later. Keep your chin up, Grandad!

All the best,