QUOTE(Anna Leighton @ Jun 30 2012, 07:30 AM)
Thanks for posting these links.I am also a multi genre music fan country being my favorite and Vince most definitely my favorite .Having said that I go from George Benson in concert to 2 weeks later Alan Jackson,John Mellencamp,Tony Bennett etc . Variety is the spice.........
Why thank you Ann! I favor the blues and what can be related to it. My fave rock and roll has a strong blues influence too. I don't see "real" country music as being far from the blues. I can just picture the old days in the south, going down one street, you could hear country music and just down the street from that, someone was crankin' out the blues.
I share VG's concern with the direction of music, however, if history repeats itself, the pendulum will swing back in the authentic direction. That said, I want to be careful not to sound offensive here. I recently read someone describing VG as neo-country and I think I am happy with that. I don't think that you have to sound like Hank Williams to be considered authentic country. I am a huge AJ fan too, would add him to the neo-country too. Now that we have likely agreed that w of our faves to this category, too bad I can't think of a term to somehow imply, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
Hope that I do not offend anyone here by saying that I have an almost luring index finger, as if to say, "Psst, Vince, come on over to the blues, it has not been corrupted." I would never want VG to totally give up country, he has too many loyal fans and his heart is there. Alas, his extraordinary creative spirit is calling him to explore elsewhere, I can feel it.