: They could be taught to be better singers and
: players if they choose to do the work.
: What they can't be taught at this stage of
: their lives are the instincts of a good
: musician-the intangibles. I believe this is
: something you come to after hours and hours
: of playing music with many different people
: at many levels of proficiency-a natural
: progression as you learn your craft. At
: their age, that ship has probably sailed.
: When you get to the level of national
: touring performer, you should already have
: your shit together. EVERY single man before
: them did.
: As far as singling Nick out for being drunk
: all the time, I think that's a bit unfair. I
: don't think any of them were choirboys.
: Neither was I at that age.......
: Then again, what the hell do I know?
: --Previous Message--
: Just heard the interview myself tonight.
: compare it to having a root canal done
: without the novocaine. They sounded lousy.
: These three guys must have tin ears but
: they think they sound great. It would be
: funny if it wasn't so sad.
: I know its not the interviewer's job to
: ambush the guest Mike Wallace style but I
: would have loved to have heard her ask the
: following questions.
: (1) Josh, Your touring schedule looks
: really thin. Has word gotten out that you're
: not the real Kingston Trio but just three
: guys who bought the name?
: (2) Josh, Why does your website refer to
: Nick Reynolds as the leader of the Kingston
: Trio? Bob Shane has been the one constant
: for sixty years. Isn't he the true leader?
: (3) Josh, If you really wanted to keep
: the Kingston Trio music alive, shouldn't
: George, Bill and Rick still be the ones
: performing as the Kingston Trio and not you
: three wannabes?
: The interview made me sad and angry all
: over again. Hopefully the laundry mat will
: lose all their stripe shirts and these three
: guys will fade away into the sunset. They
: aren't now or ever will be the Kingston
: Trio. MTABob
: --Previous Message--
: Some months ago, I broke the news about the
: breakup of the Kingston Trio...or at least
: the change of personnel.
: In another post, I said that September 23rd,
: 2017 was the day that music died.
: After listening to the interview (I finally
: got enough time to listen to it), my
: thoughts about the day music died have been
: re-enforced. While they do have a decent
: gift of gab, their musical talent is totally
: lacking. None can play an instrument to a
: professional level. The trio, until now,
: have had world class banjo players starting
: with Dave and ending with George. I did not
: hear any picking of banjo except on Tom
: Dooley and that was very bad. It sounded
: like all guitar playing was strumming. On
: the vocal side, all three are weak and none
: have any range. I have heard better from
: college groups and a lot better at Fantasy
: I know that they are trying to play up the
: part of Nick, but if memory serves me
: correctly, Nick was the last to become a
: member and was never the lead person. It
: seems his favorite thing was staying drunk
: most of the time and he never made sound
: checks, etc.
: Yes, I am sad...sad for the Legacy of the
: Trio and how it is not being taken into the
: future based upon the past.
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