Mudcat Café message #1267705 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1267705
Posted By: GUEST,Stephen
09-Sep-04 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
No, again speaking only from my own (limited) experience, playing harmonica/guitar/singing, I think it's quite possible to get 'lost' in the music without betraying it by any external signs... you can get so absorbed by the music - and in trying to 'add something' to it yourself - that all your concentration goes into listening and playing. That's not to say that I don't move around a fair bit when I'm playing harp though...

Also, what I think you need to remember - with bands like Ralph Stanley & the CMBs - is that they're playing into microphones (i.e. not using pick-ups), and so aren't able to be much more than rooted to the spot.