NQC 2013: A note for the uninitiated
A note to NQC webcast watchers, especially those who have never made it to Louisville in person: Don’t judge singers’ abilities based on their NQC sets.
Freedom Hall lies next to a horse barn. That aggravates numerous singers’ allergies. To make matters worse, add four to ten hours of talking to fans per day, and, this far into NQC week, voices are worn out. This seems to especially impact tenors.
I say that to say this: If you see one of the best singers in our genre have an off night, don’t read too much into it. It’s NQC week, and, to appropriate an over-used cliché, NQC week is what it is.
One other thought: This genre’s tenors have to be some of the happiest people in our little world about NQC’s move to Pigeon Forge.