Sat Dec 5 12:13:44 EST 1998
In a message dated 12/5/98 12:01:36 AM, you wrote:
>In performance, the country blues artist is often one man/woman with one
>guitar... that performance rises or falls on the basis of the ability of one
>person to connect to many. The personal strength and intensity of a Robert
>Johnson, Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Blind Willie McTell et al and the power
>with which they can reach out and touch my heart is what still impresses me
Yes... and more than these... these country blues artists were storytellers.
The lyrics are sheer poetry. The instrument (guitar, mandolin, harmonica,
whatever) was a partner in the music, not the focus of it.
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