asta wrote:It's very wrong to challenge or 'assume' anyone's personal possible financial contribution. Apparently Hattie's big harp used for her Pledge video - and up coming recording - was a special gift from Leonard. Harps are expensive - perhaps costing more than the whole 'Pledge' fund? This says enough about Leonard's generosity and feeling for the whole band family. They seemed to be a very close 'family' - and Leonard has shown repeatedly that - without his band family with him - he would probably not have toured. It's a rare situation - led by Leonard's humility and generosity - totally different to most 'hired guns' and their 'band leader.' Anyway - I am sure - looking at Hattie's Pledge fund video - that something very special is in the works. The 'free' tit bits, free songs, hand made by Hattie christmas card surprises to 'Pledgers' all seem to be much appreciated in comments on Hattie Webb's (and The Webb Sisters) Facebook.
Hattie certainly seems most appreciative in her efforts and comments to friends and fans. And this is before we receive her undoubted fantastic new recordings.
It is certainly not wrong for anyone to have an opinion. As for assuming anyone's personal possible financial contribution, have I assumed wrongly, or are you assuming wrongly about a Financial contribution? A harp of that size is not expensive in the realm of things considering the rather large (very) amount of money that has flowed in since 2008.
"And this is before we receive her undoubted fantastic new recordings"
Oh please, do keep things on the level, I have enjoyed Cohen's gigs for a very long time, I have seen many variations of backing singers, they have all played an excellent part in his concerts. They have all, more or less brought out solo albums, some better than others but of course I go to see and listen to LC at a Cohen gig and I am sorry but from my point of view, however good Hattie's recordings are, they will not be undoubted fantastic recordings to me. Sorry but just because anyone is in Cohen's backing group, that does not mean I have to follow them as well. Look back and see just how any of us were split on Dino Soldo not staying with the LC tour after the initial 2008-10 come back to see that fact.