Getting performers for conventions is one of the more intersting threads
for me in some time. I used to be the entertainment writer for a daily
newspaper and have watched all types of different promotions for shows, conventions,
festivals etc. The wide range of ideas on how to do these things are
apparently still in play... About the only constant I noticed among all these is the
fact that few make money. . . One of the reasons I enjoy Buckeye so much is
because it's small, intimate (no, not that kind of intimate, unless you . .
.oops, another story) and often finds people I have not heard of. I thought
Frederick Yonnet was great, as was Wailin' Wood. I didn't know either beforehand.
Which was my point with Big Al and the Heavyweights... just a fun band I
know the crowd would love, with either Jason Ricci or Red on harp. I live
reasonably near Minneapolis. Clint Hoover is a great harp player who would play
for a reasonable fee, I bet. Pat Hayes of the Lamont Cranston Band is a superb
player and would be a possibility. Curtis Blake is the best blues harp player
in the Twin Cities, won a WC Handy award a few years back.. etc. I bet every
larger city has some players like these.
I guess the main thing is, I always hope to see at least one new player when
I go to a convention. And if I don't, I'll still go back the following year.
And the skills of the players who are regulars at these conventions are
worth way more than the price of the event.
My 2 bucks worth.
Steve "Moandabluz" Webb
still a fool for the harp
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