Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
wilco 1920 - How common family bands?? (15) 1920 - How common family bands?? 18 Nov 06

It seems that family bands used to be much more common than they are now. Recently, I was reading an interview with Norman Blake, where he commented on this, in the context of performing primarily with his wife, at this point in his professional life.

Norman sugested that they began to disappear when radio appeared, with commercial recording. What happened??

I've been promoting family bands in my music store the last few years, using a few bands as examples. We have lots of children who are students, and many of them are home-schooled.

Any suggestions of good examples of family bands. I use the Lovell Sisters, from a nearby community, as an example. They won the Prarie Home Companion teen competion last year. They're great role models.


Steve Daugherty
East Tennessee

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.