This post was written by a relative of mine who I haven’t seen in a number of years. I love the heart behind this article – sharing your song naturally and free from ego, because it connects us. Nothing builds relationships like creative expression, and nothing flattens fear like sharing your creativity.
This week I went on a bit of a mini-tour of some open mic sessions, performing with Jacqui Sampson as our new folk ‘band’ The Wildest Way. We had a great couple of nights playing to some great crowds at a couple of marvellous venues in the South East of England. The tunes we played went down really well (I think!) and we had a wonderful time listening to the other performers around us.
Highlights: There were some great moments of proper music that it was a joy to be in the audience for. The best things were the unexpected and quirky things that we wouldn’t have seen at a ‘normal’ gig. The Schubert lieder performed beautifully on the pub piano, the bizarre but perfectly unanticipated keyboard electronica performance with equally perfect growled vocals, the proper blues played on harmonica and slide guitar showing that melancholy doesn’t have…
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