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Posted By: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
18-Dec-12 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: whatever happened to joe stead
Subject: RE: whatever happened to joe stead
Mind your manners wee rover.

Joe was the power behind Sweet Folk and Country, and as such immensely influential. He recorded and got on a professional footing many of the best talents around in the 1970's.

Apparently the stage act was a bit and miss - he was too way out for many people, but when the magic worked it was sublime comedy. Five years layer when the alternative comedy circuit got going he would have been sensational - like Brownsville Banned.

He used to have a column in the Folk on Tap magazine for a while. I'm glad he has gone on to do something else.

Altogether a life of accomplishment and effort in folk music. Few of us can boast of achievments of similar ambitious scope and magnitude.