Mudcat Café message #1195218 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68675   Message #1195218
Posted By: GUEST,a very old mate
27-May-04 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
Interesting to see peoples comments about Jack Hudson, I can recall the Cambridge (Folk)Festival from back in the 80s when he did a spot in the club tent, the only time they would give him to perform was 4 in the afternoon to an audiance of 10! The rest of the night was full of talentless 3 chord time wasters.
For some reason there was a reluctance to book Jack at the more local clubs and most of his gigs you would have to travel if you wanted to see him.
If ever there was a waste of pure talent then he has to be at he top of the list! Partly down to his stubborn believes and partly down to pure bad luck.
Jack would always play at my old folk club at least 3 times a year & the number of new songs he taught me is beyond my recall, Guy Clark, Jimmy Buffet, Lightfoot,Van Zant the list could fill this page.
In November 2000 I went to Toronto to see Lightfoot at Massey Hall,whilst there I took a copy of Jacks new CD to Lightfoots office, I went in the afternoon and Lightfoot had been there that morning    (again bad luck) I left a copy and requested he listened to the quality of the songs.As far as I know there was never any come back but at least I tried.Jacks own songs are true to life experiences for I know for a fact he has had some very hard times, I think that is why his own penned songs have depth and reality to them. Not seen or heard Jack for a couple of years now but hope to put that right in the very near future.Jack shares a passion for quality American guitars and many a night we used to sit and play, sometimes til dawn
or til the whisky bottle was empty.None of us are getting any younger
"oh to have sung another song on Susans Floor"