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it's hard to get the young folks to come out for shows of people who are great musicians in the style. I suspect there are a number of reasons for this--lack of money to pay to attend a show, and possibly, the feeling of wanting to play but not being interested in sitting and listening. We were all young once, and some still are.
I think Mike's "style" was something the young people could relate to, and Mike himself was genuinely respectful and appreciative of them, so that made it easier for them to be that way toward him. For me that is such a great example and one that I try to emulate.I feel so lucky to have gotten a chance to be around them all and am also very glad to have made the film, even though it wasn't exactly the film I would have made on my own.Suzy
There's not a huge influence of music from 78s. I don't know if others have found this in your local old-time communities as well -- I think at least part of it is due to the neglect of songs in favor of instrumental music.It's too bad, especially because totally apart from the NLCR's historical significance they're a great band!
I tried once, at a local jam, to introduce a few interesting (ok, obscure), tunes, and promptly got a load of grief.