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Thread #164148   Message #3924665
Posted By: CupOfTea
15-May-18 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: Remembering Art Thieme
Subject: RE: BS: Remembering Art Thieme

I think of Art fairly often, each time I sing something that came my way through him, or the folks he influenced, who make up some of my favourite people. I live in a town where he was not really known the way other Chicago folkies were. When I introduce a song where Art was the proximate source, I mention him, and tell a bit why he's an important name in Midwestern folk culture. Over the decades since I moved back to Cleveland, I have been able to help bring so many Midweatern folks out here to the ragged eastern edge of the Midwest, but sadly, Art was never one of them.

Some people actually pay attention to what I say about folk music, so I am going to keep talking about him, in hopes that he will be discovered through recordings, the way many have been inspired by those who've passed on. Sad that it can't be first-person influence, yet a valuable source.

Glad you have these memories, Dan.

Joanne in Cleveland

Agreed, Joanne, and moved accordingly. ---mudelf