2015 - what's next?
Well, I suppose 2016 is next, but what's going to happen along the way?
Over the past few months I've been getting more and more involved with what I'd call "folk music". Not so much the traditional Child Ballads and Celtic-based songs; I find the Texas singer-songwriter tradition more interesting.
I'll still have a lot of blues in the music - it's who I am, not just what I do. However, I have come to realize that blues audiences are much more focused on the instrumental part of the music than the singing and songwriting.
I'll continue my blues songwriting blog because I passionately believe that the blues music I love will wither away unless we give blues singers some lyrics and melodies that allow them to sing with real passion about things that matter to people. Most blues lyrics these days are generic, repetitive and merely serve as a break between instrumental solos. There are some good writers out there - I will try to gain more recognition for them.
For myself though, I want to play for people who listen to the words. Yes, I'm becoming a Folkie!
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