[Harp-L] Washington Post: The Death of the Electric Guitar

Rick Dempster rickdempster33@xxxxx
Sun Jun 25 08:41:03 EDT 2017

Dunno about all this. The (upright, acoustic) bass player in my band who
plays every Thursday (for the last four years) is 24.
When some of my age-wise contemporary players can't make it, I have his
mates depping. They are all "college"
mod-jazz grads who can play Bluegrass, 20s jazz and pop, Hawaiian,
Calypso,blues, hillbilly, or anything
else. There is a whole movement here of young cats who dig ancient stuff,
and can play the hell out of it.
I'm 64. Some of these blokes have played in my son's bands (read
funk-metal) and they are in their 20s.
Don't worry; just stick with what you're doing.

On 25 June 2017 at 00:07, Robert Hale <robert at xxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 3:16 AM, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx>
> wrote:
> > https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/lifestyle/
> > the-slow-secret-death-of-the-electric-guitar/
> ​I read the article.
> Interesting checkpoints from some major retail participants.
> I think it's more about retail decline and the economy in general, than
> about guitars. Media likes shocking and provoking headlines and this is a
> prime example. And media is in the game of surviving, too.  Clicks, you
> know.
> If young consumers are not buying guitars after hearing a stunning artist,
> the question may be: What are they motivated by, and what are they
> responding to instead? "I'm gonna be a _______ when I grow up!"
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona
> youtube.com/DUKEofWAIL
> DUKEofWAIL.com

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