Mudcat Café message #1256633 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72750   Message #1256633
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
25-Aug-04 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: 2004 Getaway Program info
Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
While I haven't yet sent in my registration, I'm definitely intending to be there.

I play guitar and banjo, and my "bag" is singing folk-type songs, almost exclusively story songs. I do very little instrumental-only playing, and I'm not too interested in playing as part of a group; that is, I'm a solo act folk singer, with guitar, banjo, or unaccompanied.

The reference to a "Song challenge" above puts me in mind of a game format I've had in mind for years. It starts out as a sing-around song circle. The first singer sings anything he/she likes. The next singer has to sing a song which uses a theme picked up from the first song. Thus, Jesse James could be followed by a song about bank robbers, or murder, or whatever. The third singer has to sing one based on a theme from the second singer's song. No repeats of previously done songs allowed unless it's a substantially different version. If a singer at his turn can't come up with an appropriate song, he's retired from circulation. Sort of like a spelling bee. One might run into some rather creative rationalizations for how the offered song is related to the previous one; that could make for a lot of fun. This could go on for quite a while if the singers assembled have large repertoires. Last singer left wins.

Dave Oesterreich