Mudcat Café message #438343 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33062   Message #438343
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
11-Apr-01 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
Subject: RE: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
This is an issue, and the answer lies with where your ambitions lie, and what you perceive your "market" to be.

If your ambition is to become a household name, a nationally known artiste, and you really believe you have the ability to do so, then you play your "own " music, be it self-penned or traditional. AND you always keep your goal in front of you. And I wish you the very best of luck.

If on the other hand , your aim is simply to provide entertainment for a gathering of people in a bar, living-room or whatever, then I believe that it behoves you to acquire as many styles and songs as possible. You will find that the more varied your repertoire, the more you are in demand.

Just MHO. I can understand that others may disagree.