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Thread #72750   Message #1256005
Posted By: George Papavgeris
25-Aug-04 - 03:43 AM
Thread Name: 2004 Getaway Program info
Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
Rita,

yes, it will be my first Getaway. Here's some info, please PM me if you want to know more:

I am a singer/songwriter, so I play mostly my own stuff, which has the underrunning theme of "singing the praises of ordinary people", with 30% wristslashers, 30% tearjerkers, 20% historical and 20% lighthearted (and a few "funnies"). I accompany myself on 12- and 6-string guitars according to the song, and have developed a rather unusual fingerpicking style - so they tell me, to me it's normal - emphasizing bass string riffs.

But I also like to join in and do harmonies - both on guitar and vocal - in just about any style. I am a compulsive harmoniser/hummer.

I like to listen to anything except opera and Chinese music (I will skip any related workshops at the Getaway therefore ;-)). I am attracted by the unusual (a strong riff, a fusion of styles, a song about some piece of history unknown to me), but especially attracted to strong lyrics from unusual angles.

You can get quite a bit of detail about me - including some MP3s to listen to, in the "albums" section - from my website: http://www.folk4all.net

I will arrive Friday evening and plan to leave Sunday afternoon.