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Posted By: Bill D
10-Jun-02 - 11:20 PM
Thread Name: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
such a time!...so many great singers in one place...and ships and scenery, too..

I got to MEET folks I had only heard or heard about..

Debra Cowan is a FINE singer!...and the Johnson Girls were in their usual good voice....and Martin Carthy sang, played, explained, listened, hung out and seemed to enjoy himself every minute! (yes, it is impressive to SEE "Prince Heathen" performed)...and for the first time, I understood what Martin is doing with his distinctive guitar style...and where he started. (He says his guitar 'heros' were Libba Cotton, Big Bill Broonzy, and Doc Watson...then he started studying how to make the guitar follow and 'enhance' what the voice was doing..)

I have some pictures to post, and I'll get them up somewhere in the next few days...(if you DONT want to be seen, ya' better tell me soon, as I'll assume you don't mind being part of the scenery!)

(and next time I will NOT forget my jacket...wind over water can be VERY chilly after dark...*wry grin*)...thanks to Dick G. and Susan of DT for harassing us into going and rescuing us from ourselves, also...