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the story goes, somebody once asked Woody Guthrie how you get
to be a musician. "Easy," said Woody. "Throw your hat on the road,
lean your ass against a post and start practising. When someone
drops a dime in the hat, you're a musician."
that measure, I've been a folksinger 40 years. Along the
way, I've learned some neat tricks, like how to raise $25,000
to make a CD. I've played some unlikely places, like the University
of Inner Mongolia at Hohhot, and met some unlikely people, like
the Innu woman who came up after a concert in Aklavik, NWT and
asked if her daughter could touch me to prove that I was really
there and not on TV.
the way, as well, I've heard some great music from singers and
writers who have remained defiantly unfamous.
old folksinger's homepage is about all that - not just what I
have done, but what I have learned. Under Old Folksinger's
Tips you will find tips on how to put on a house concert that
would make Martha Stewart proud; how to raise $25,000 for your
CD; and how a few of us used a shoestring music video to help
save Clayoquot. Under Old Folksinger's Pick you will find
some great musicians you have probably never heard. Under About
Bob Bossin and His Music you can find out more about me and
my work. On The Jukebox you will find music samples. At The
Store, you can order CDs, etc. And under Miscellany
you can find out how the Queen was saved from wasps.
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