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Ythanside young folk tradition undermining folk (281* d) RE: young folk tradition undermining folk 22 Jun 07

Stacey, folk audiences are a pretty savvy bunch; they can differentiate between PR 'puff' and the genuine article. They are also traditionally appreciative and supportive of youngsters and newcomers using them as sounding boards, for without this flow of new blood the entire live folk scene would grind to a halt.
Fast-tracking and college degrees, regardless of their validity, are no substitute for serving your time in front of the only people who matter, the audience. Today's headliners didn't just drop out of the sky, and the polished performances they deliver were developed and honed by their discovery of what worked for particular audiences and what didn't.
Go to it, Stacey, and when I see you strutting your stuff at some club or festival I'll say hello.
Best of luck, lady,


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