Today, I had the pleasure of seeing for the first time, American Blues artist Doug MacLeod, do his thing.
He was a most entertaining performer with his humorous introductions to songs. He explained, during one of these stories, that all the old master bluesmen from whom he learnt his style, never thought of themselves as artists, but more as entertainers. He called it humbilisation (if that's how you spell it).
As well as being an engaging and likeable entertainer, Doug MacLeod is a master guitarist and songwriter supremo. One of his strings broke during his performance at Basement Discs, so he improvised with 5 strings.
Bless the Basement Discs for putting on these shows - where else would you get such an opportunity to see so many diverse and interesting performers.