... shaping life with gentle hands ...”
The conversation often goes like this …
‘What have you been doing since you retired?’
‘I’m a singer-songwriter now.’
‘Oh! What sort of music do you sing?’
… And that’s where I get a bit stuck! How does one put music into a specific category? I’ve never been sure. I sometimes used to try and compare myself to other singers and say it’s a bit like that. I think the closest I can come is to say that if it were still the late sixties / early seventies I would be a ‘contemporary folk singer’.
Certainly, that is where some of the influences come from: Roy Harper, Al Stewart perhaps. Maybe some echoes of Pink Floyd in there somewhere too.