Advantages A powerhouse of sheer energy!
Disadvantages Not strictly folk music
Maurice Dickson is simply the best live solo entertainer doing the circuit right now. He throws his heart and soul into his work, and it's amazing how someone so tiny can pack so much energy into his work.Maurice's sensitive songwriting is superb. His guitar playing is second to none. It's difficult to believe that one person can get so much sound out of a single guitar, it speaks very eloquently. A multi-instrumentalist, he also plays mandoln and banjo.
Maurice's musical background has taken in rock bands and jazz, these influences are obvious in his playing. He is comfortable doing both acoustic gigs, and amplified gigs. My personal preference is amplified, you can hear every tiny nuance in his playing, which may be missed at an acoustic gig, if the audience is noisy. Generally though, you can hear a pin drop :)His sense of humour is great! He keeps the audience in stitches with some of his repartee. Beware of standing out from the others in the audience, because you will be fuel for his rapier-sharp wit. He is not averse to poking fun at himself, however, and will entertain the audience between songs with lively anecdotes of some of the places he has played.
Maurice's trademark is his unique approach to percussion. He mikes his feet up (yes, really!), using MDF with a built-in microphone, he taps and stomps his way through his songs. Truly a genius, if you get a chance to see him, DON'T MISS IT.Maurice usually plays folk clubs and festivals. He comes from Ireland, and spends nine months of the year travelling to various gigs in various countries.
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Maurice Dickson - A Year In The Life CD
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