There are two people I know who do a super job of presenting folk songs to both children and adults; one is Pete Seeger and the other is Robbie Clement. Fortunately for us in Wisconsin, Robbie Clement lives right here among us.
I have watched Robbie work with people of all ages, and he really gets everyone involved. He is one of the best of the folk-style composers, has a rich baritone voice, plays the guitar and banjo very well, and has a prodigious knowledge of traditional music.
I recommend him to anyone looking for a program full of warmth, humor and musical enjoyment.
Sincerely yours, Will Schmid Former president, National Music Educators Assoc.
It's always a joy to have you here, both for myself as well as our audiences. I would be happy to recommend you as a highly professional, talented and friendly performer for any type of event. Once again, thanks for your superb performance.
Artistic Director Madison Civic Center Madison, WI
What a treat your performance was! I've never seen the kids react so enthusiastically to a performer, musical or any other variety. You have a knack for reaching them with the kind of music they'll enjoy and combining it with just the right amount of humor and information.
Keep spreading the word about the joys of folk music.
Elementary School Teacher
Robbie Clement's artist-in-education residency showed our Middle School students that folk music is entertaining, fun, and an important part of our heritage. He is truly a "pied piper" of story and song.
Middle School Principal
"The students were highly entertained and inspired ... I was particularly impressed with your talents, manner, insights, and preparation ... a unique contribution to music education."
High School Music Teacher
Dear Mr. Clement,
I enjoy your singing & playing. I liked the song Jack-Hammer. I like the guitar and are trying to learn. I think the banjo has a neat sound. Have you ever though of doing it as a profession? Do you think you could come back to are school sometime? I guess I am a fan of yours.
Sincerely, Meg David Miss O'Mera - 2:17 Class Elementary School Student