**********By Jay Smith
August 30, 2013
The questions asked are:
If we were to go backstage right before a Straight No Chaser gig, would we find a lot of water, throat lozenges and other aids for the proper care and feeding of voices?
How do you take care of your voice?
That has to be easier said than done. What with meet and greets and shaking hands with a new group of people on every show day, that must increase the chances of catching a bug.
But out of 10 singers touring in the group, there’s probably someone that has a frog in his throat. How do you cover for that?
How does Straight No Chaser select songs to sing?
Is the origin of a song – who wrote it or who had the hit with it – important when considering it for performances?
You have a version of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” that also features Elton John on vocals. Did he come in and recut the vocal or did he supply you with a recording?
Speaking of entourages – does Straight No Chaser have an entourage?
Considering all the time the members of Straight No Chaser spends together, is there a trick to getting along with each other?
Along the same line I’m guessing that the group closes ranks, so to speak, whenever there’s a perceivable threat to one of the members – kind of an all-for-one vibe?
What moves Straight No Chaser from town to town?
What do you see when you look out into the audience?
There was a time when members of bands would take on specific roles. That is, there would be a cute guy, a joker, a serious person and so on. Do members of Straight No Chaser take on similar roles?
Is there a lady’s man in the bunch?
Whenever you hear a song, say on the radio or TV, do you automatically begin breaking it down into a Straight No Chaser arrangement?
What was your background before joining Straight No Chaser?
Are there acts you would like to work with?
What would you like to tell the world about Straight No Chaser and the upcoming tour?
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