I was reading an interesting forum thread recently about accents. The
gist of the thread was that so many singers lose their
accents when they sing. Somehow vocals mostly sound American, at least
to my ethnocentric ears. Unless they're singing traditional
music, when it's okay to sound Irish or Scottish. Or even Southern,
if they absolutely must.
Which makes me wonder why it is that every country singer has to sound
Southern, and why it bothers me so much when they do. And yet while
that makes me crazy about country, and not the good kind of crazy,
doesn't bother me at all when it
transmogrifies into bluegrass. Am I being irrational Or is it just
when it's done this well that the good outweighs the bad so much that
I can't complain? And believe me, I've tried. Lord, how I've tried.