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Grand Fromage, Rentboy, Stasistician, Truant Ociffer


Washington, DC
Hometown: Washington, DC

Member since:

May 4, 2007

Have you ever performed music in front of an audience (not counting Karaoke or social jams)?

Yes, years and years ago... when there were wolves in Wales... when we sang and wallowed all night and day in caves that smelt like Sunday afternoons in damp front farmhouse parlours...

Do you play or are you learning a musical instrument? If so, which?

Chunga; harmonicas; chord zither; wax-paper comb; some keyboard. Failed at clarinet (during original childhood); gave up tin whistle for harmonica when I no longer had two hands free.

Who's your #1 favorite folk or folk-rock performer? Or, who are some of your favorites?

No #1, & not sure who fits here, but: Belafonte; Helen Schneyer; Maria Muldaur; Ginny Hawker; Lisa Moscatiello; Emmylou; Tom Waits; Sweet Honey; Jimmie Rodgers; Dave Van Ronk; John Hartford; Stanley Bros.; Taj Mahal; David Bromberg; Richard Thompson

What are some of your favorite folk or folk-rock songs?

'In the Pines'; EC&Orna Ball:'Troubles,Trials, Tribulations'; Jesse Winchester:'Biloxi';'Sylvie'; FBB:'Sin City';Blind Blake:'Run Come See';'Banks of the Ohio'; Stan Rogers:'Tiny Fish for Japan'; Eliz.Cotten:'Shake Sugaree';Fairport:'Now Be Thankful'

Tell us anything else about yourself you'd care to tell. Answering all these questions is optional, but we're interested.

Where I record books on Saturday mornings:


(5/2007) I hosted the recently defunct (Feb.2007, after 23 years) 'Dupont Music Circle'[masked] and am missing the jamming. I hope to lug my unwieldy hammered dulcimer 'Chunga' and my trussful of harmonicas to the 19 May meeting, if there is one.

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