The simplicity of a cappella— singing without instrumental accompaniment—is in the midst of a revival, spurred on in part by reality shows that celebrate unadorned vocals.
You're young, you're scrappy. You want to be the best. You started singing in school, like everyone: choir, maybe a couple musicals. Karaoke with some friends, talent shows. featureimage:
When I started this Mr. Toad's Wild Ride of a career in a cappella 21 years ago, there is one statement I thought I'd never hear myself say: featureimage:
It's an unmistakable sight: The bowties, the striped vests, the straw boater hats. And the sound is equally unmistakable: Four-part harmony and songs like "Sweet Adeline."