April 1: A is for…
A Cappella – Italian, meaning “In the manner of the chapel.” Specifically, singing with no musical accompaniment.
In my first blog post on the A to Z challenge, whose theme I have picked as Music, I am here to talk about no music.
One of the groups we have seen several times now is Huey Lewis and the News. They do a few a cappella songs during their show and one of the best, I think, is “It’s Alright.”
|Huey Lewis at Mountain Winery
It definitely is a change of pace when they break away from the horns and drums and just sing. Quite simple. It is not for everyone, for sure. This is usually the portion of the show where my husband goes out to take a break. He’s not a fan of the a cappella.
Another group that is strictly a cappella is a group called Straight No Chaser.
I have not seen them perform in person but I’ve heard they do a really good Christmas show.
So, here we go, off to a simple start for my A to Z ramblings. What do you think of a cappella? Rather have the drums and horns? Love to hear your comments. Be sure to check out some of the other participants in the A to Z challenge
. There are lots of interesting topics being discussed!