Single mic. is the essence of Bluegrass. I don't believe it exists in any other live stage musical performance. Will COVID be the end of the practice? I hope not, but fear the worst.
This, too, shall pass. Things will get back to some sense of normal ..... eventually.
I think some performers don't like having to deal with a "sound man". In addition, some people in the audience like a well choreographed stage show. I have been to performances where there were sound problems.
I think, and hope, not. Living in Germany I was sure nothing is going to happen anymore this entire year just one month ago. Right now small places are opening again and largers ones are supposed to soon too. It's happening so much quicker than everybody thought.
I hope we are over the worst of it, no matter where.
'Banjo Parts for Sale!' 14 min
'I am starting to wish' 48 min
'Ashland Breakdown' 59 min
'12" intonation' 1 hr
'Singing...' 6 hrs
'Good Friday Morning' 8 hrs