I will answer a couple of the questions Mr. Daly asked regarding my post of a few days back.
1. "Mr. Roadie" as he fondly likes to refer to himself as, "is/was" (?) one Richard Lomax. Of the same family tree (heritage) as the famous "LOMAX" music family.
2. Honestly, I don't know if Dick is still with us or not. At one time I received frequent emails, letters and calls keeping me up to date on various things KINGSTON, and people we knew. I haven't heard from him in quite some time. At one time he was "roadie" for the TRIO, a good friend of Bob's and many in the folk community.
If I had to say,...he's a few years "senior" to Bob. Maybe, upper 80's. Every time I talked with Richard, he amazed me at the wealth of "stories" and knowledge he retained & dirt he had ON EVERYONE! Funny man.
If anyone should have written a book about their experiences on the road with "......" it would have been Richard Lomax!
3. Tomorrow, Sunday the 4th my son Adam and I will be the "guests" of the TRIO for the first show here in San Antonio.
I've been asked by MM to bring my D-28 Martin to sound check. It's the same D-28 Bob gave me 18 years ago in Arizona.
I was running a radio station in Flagstaff, and drove in to visit "debobwan", then meet up in Carefree for a show a few days later. One of the last things Bob said to me before he closed the door to his condo was this. "Don't you ever sell, or pawn that guitar, Hear me! That will one day be your kids inheritance"! That was the one and only time he, (Bob) ever got really serious, and raised his voice to me.
4. I'm wondering if I should let MM play it? (BH for sure) Kidding Mike if you're reading this.
5. Soundcheck is at 2pm CST - Meet & Greet at 3pm CST then Adam and I will have a bite to eat with Mr Haworth and whoever wants to join us.
6. You folks have any questions you want me to ask Mr Marvin? Let me know.
7. I'll post a set list & personal comments when I get home.
8. I saw the clip of the show from Arlington, TX - not their standard mic. My "professional" opinion, the mix was awful. whoever set the board should have been shot! A first time dj doing a high school dance could have done better. "Omnidirectional Mic" needed if you're going down this highway.
9. Mike, you really need to go back in time and use a "tree of three" for vocals! You'll get a better "mono" mix that, may be louder, and prove more beneficial to your end result of sound.
10. If you're using one mic for your instruments, why not mic this with a "omnidirectional" mic you guys could take gig to gig.
That way you've got a 3 way coverage pattern. Just sayin.
Of course the same could be said for the vocals as well, that eliminates the "tree" idea.
I ramble. It's your deal, so shuffle and let's play.
11. I look forward to the show tomorrow. As the Aliens said in a "Rick & Morty" episode..."Show me what you got"!
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More to come?