Tue Oct 8 21:26:23 EDT 2002
I hope you understand that I am reporting only my own personal experience
seeing some really bad local shows outside of the USA(very small sample
size). That doesn't mean at all that there aren't great players over there
(whichever country you pick) because there are and I wish I had seen their
shows instead of the several I saw which sucked...sorry but they just did.
Hong Kong was the worst actually.
Needless to say there are many poor blues acts (and other genres) in the USA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bluesquest" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Trudy Lynn
> This only to explain my reaction :
> LA jones wrote : (snip)
> I've played with several EXCELLENT rhythm sections from Europe, usually
> > BETTER than in the USA. Now persons FRONTING the band were a different
> > story. Generally the drummers and bassists are very good overseas and
> > harp and singers REALLY suck. (In my experience) Guitarists cover the
> > gamut from awful to excellent.
> jbw wrote : (snip)
> ... In fact, others I've talked to
> recommed that if you need a backing band in Europe, call the Americans
> living over there or just hope for the best...
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Sent: 08-oct.-02 17:23
> Subject: Re: Trudy Lynn
> > In a message dated 10/8/02 5:55:00 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > <<You give me the impression that according to some zellers only
> > bands are good enough to play the blues
> > I remember Bob Margolin, a few years ago, asking "anybody fron the
> > Kings (a belgian band) around ? Please join us on stage "
> > I'm not a big fan of BM but at least he seems to have a less narrow mind
> > >>
> > I really don't see the connection of a post on american blues bands
> > treated
> > differently in europe as a slam on the quality of european bands. As a
> > of fact, most european employers would rather have an american band as
> > opposed to a more talented european counterpart. That is not an opinion,
> > has been told to me by many talented european musicians many times. Let
> > also state that I think there are many fine blues bands in europe and
> > elsewhere outside the US, narrowmindedness not withstanding.
> > HB
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