Saturday, 1 February 2014

Advice to young buskers from the far off past.....

Guthrie, he says, taught him how to busk. "He'd say put the banjo on your back, go into a bar and buy a nickel beer and sip it as slow as you can. Sooner or later, someone will say, 'Kid, can you play that thing?' Don't be too eager, just say, 'Maybe, a little.' Keep on sipping beer. Sooner or later, someone will say, 'Kid, I've got a quarter for you if you pick us a tune.' Then you play your best song." With that advice, Seeger supported himself on his travels. [The Guardian,1 February 2007]

American political activist and folksinger Peter Seeger died at the age of 94 on Monday 27 January 2014.

Seeger at a 1963 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Rally in Mississippi

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