Could they Make It? Entry 2: The Von Trapp Children
Just for fun, every now and then, we’ve been taking a video of a group from a different genre and discuss how they would fare if they tried their hands—or, more precisely but less idiomatically, their voices—at Southern Gospel.
Today’s entry: The Von Trapp Children. They are the grandchildren of Werner Von Trapp of the Trapp Family Singers, the group immortalized in the classic film The Sound of Music.
Pros: With their name and family history, they could probably make it in any genre they wanted. Also, with their focus on folk songs, they already sing a number of classic spirituals and hymns frequently sung in the genre. Their tight sibling harmonies would also be a great fit.
Cons: The simple arrangements on their projects would probably need to be beefed up a bit for the genre—though, overall, they could probably make it with their current style on most tracks. The genre has room for more simple Americana/folk stylings. Also, the biggest change they would probably have to make would be pulling the less Gospel-oriented folk songs from their programs.
What do you think?