This week we’re finding out which artists you’d like to open the show for.
The chance to share the stage with those who most inspire us is, well, awesome. As music fans, we devote our time & money to supporting the artists that we love, following their musical journey & drawing upon their work for our own songs and performances. This week we’d like to hear about your dream supporting slot and why you’d love to open the show for them.
So the question is: If you could go open up for any artist, who would it be & why?
Great Comments from last week:
Last week I asked: Does using a live instrument for accompaniment as oppose to a backing track make your performance more authentic?
Lorna Dooley wrote…
“Yes because there is a symbiosis between the voice and the instrument one compliments the other the changes in emotional expression dynamics in the moment change with an instrument and voice together”.
Rob Greene commented…
“The harmony and the working marriage between a live instrument and vocals brings about a stronger soulful and memorable experience. As a vocalist and instrumentalist, I have learned there is more room for flexibility and creative improvisations that cannot be found by using a backing track. Backing track should only be used if the vocalist has no access to accompaniment, because it does become “karaoke-esque” and the performance becomes cheapened”.
Tony Carpenter responded…
“My instruments are my support and my safety zone. I approach songs differently when I play and sing as opposed to recording vocals after playing also. I guess after 40 odd years it’s to be expected. Expression in both”.
Wow! What an amazing response, I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on next week’s question.
All the best,