Mudcat Café message #1270121 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1270121
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Sep-04 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
If it's a choice between stone-faced musicians (or singers) letting music put across the emotion, and people emoting in order to keep the audience happy, I'll take the former anytime.

Generally it seems to me that, if there's real emotion, from time to time it'll make its own way out, without needing to be pushed. Sometimes there isn't and it's pure mechanical technique, which isn't something to scorn. In such cases I think I'd sooner see honest stone-faces than play acting.

I think that seems to applies in every type of music. Well, every type of music I can get close to.