Mudcat Café message #1272206 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1272206
Posted By: Ron Davies
15-Sep-04 - 06:35 AM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Believe it or not, I really did not intend to step on any toes. I've read the definitions of old-time music, and in fact, I already knew I liked many old-time songs a lot---they freqently have a great dry sense of humor (e. g.--Giddyap Napoleon, Stay In the Wagon Yard, Give Me the Leavin's.) I'll try to listen harder in in the instrumentals for the variations.   Have to say I definitely prefer the vocals to the instrumentals. Well, we can't all have the same tastes, right?    There's room in this for everybody.

Re: stone faces:

If somebody is singing a song with the above dry sense of humor, a stone face can put it across even better.