This isn't exactly a mandolin topic, but I know I will get plenty of feedback here on the cafe..
Why is bluegrass music the only type of music where people want to complain if the lead singer or harmony singer dont play an instrument.? It is mainly females in this genre that dont play and sing but what is the big deal if they dont, they play an instrument and that instrument is their voice,
I have heard comments like, "Oh she can sing but where is her guitar?" Or how about this one, " She must not of been able to make it in country music so she's trying out bluegrass and they got her some ringers." Is it a jealousy thing?... Im not sure but bluegrass music seems to be the only music that people complain about this issue.
Like I said it is mainly females, with bands like Alecia Nugent, Donna Hughes, Amber Collins and so on. I also play in a band and we have 2 girls that sing with us(one is my sister and the other is my wife). My sister plays guitar but not on stage and my wife does not play anything and we constantly get compliments about their singing and that they should sing more, but every now and then you will hear
" Well they are good but why aren't they playing something?"
I tell them all the time i will give them half of mando and guitar skills for half of their singing. Anyways enough rambling, lets hear your thoughts...