Re: San Antonio, TX Show
Don't look for me giving them a break or a chance. Not here on my board. If you want that, head on over to Crossroads where their fan club is. I still despise them for what they did to three fine musicians and gentlemen so they could live out their lifelong fantasy of being the Kingston Trio. What they did was wrong, whether or not it "was just business". And don't tell me how Bob Shane can do what he wants with HIS trio. If that's how he chose to treat GB&R, then I don't have much in the way of warm fuzzy feelings for him any more either. Also, don't try and convince me that a few tweaks of a microphone are going to make them sound better. They stink. That's the bottom line. Marvin can't sing and has no comprehension of rhythm, and Gorelangton can't play the banjo.
I went as guests of the TRIO. I'll try not to be bias. With the time change and all I'me very tired so hang in there with me, cuz I messed this post up once already. It was great to see Bobby H & Paul G. again after almost 18 to 20 years of separation. So there was a joy & good nature ribbing between us and lots of Texas Barbecue backstage. Can't beat that!
Let's do the set list first.
1. HARD TRAVELIN'
3. GREEENBACK $
4. CAN LOOK BACK -(STEWART)
5. AH WOE, AH ME
6. TJ JAIL
7. HOBO'S LULLABY
9. ANNA ON A MEMORY (STEWART)
10.REUBEN JAMES (AUDIENCE JUST STARTED SINGING)
11. CALIF. BLOODLINES (STEWART)
12. WORRIED MAN
***BREAK 15 MINUTES***
13. LITTLE LIGHT
15. CHILLY WINDS
16. DESSERT PETE (ANOTHER AUDIENCE FAVORITE)
17. THE ALAMO ( EXPLANATION OF ME, MY GUITAR A GIFT FROM SHANE AND I GAVE THE THE LEAD SHEETS TO THEM FOR THIS SONG, AUDIENCE WENT CRAZY!)
18. MERRY MINUET
19. SCOTCH (NICE BASS SOLO FROM PAUL)
20. TOM DOOLEY
22. GOIN' HOME
1. LAST NIGHT I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM
2. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS HE BANKS LAND...
THIS WILL BE SHORT AND SWEET. MY YOUNGEST SON ADAM, (35) ENJOYED IT. AND SOME 12 AND 13 YEAR OLD KID SINGING ALONG WITH ALL THE TRIO SONGS. HE AMAZED MY SON, HE KNEW ALL HE WORDS TO MAYBE 80% OF THE TRIOS TUNES!
THE MIC USED TONIGHT WAS A "SAMPSON" BRAND. I'M PRETTY SURE THEY PICKED IT UP IN ARLINGTON, TX FOR A REAL GOOD BUY.
HERE'S THE DEAL FOLKS. I HAD A NICE TALK WITH THE YOUNG MAN WHO'S JOB WAS TO RUN SOUND FOR THE "HOUSE".
I TOLD HIM WHAT MY OLD JOB WAS WHEN I WAS WITH THE TRIO AND HOW WE DID SOUND AND NOW THAT IT'S A NEW BALL GAME, WOULD HE MIND SOME POINTERS. HE WAS GREAT AND OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS. NOT KNOWING FOR SURE IF THE "SAMPSON"WAS AN "OMNIDIRECTIONAL" MIC, AND DID THE NEXT BEST THING. I ASKED HIM.."ARE YOU GOUNG TO BE SITTING HERE ALL NITE..FOR THE WHOLE SHOW - HE SAID YES!
THATS ALL I NEEDED.
I SIMPLY SAID...HERE'S WHAT YOU DO...YOU'RE GETTING A BIT OF A "FAT" (LOUDER) SOUND DEAD CENTER, THEN WHEN THE BOYS "LEAN IN" FOR THIER VERSE OF HARMONYS, THEY'RE ALMOST "INAUDIBLE"...SO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE STAGE, ON WHEN THE HUDDLE IN, THINGS SHOULD BE GOOD...WHEN YOU SEE THE GUY ON SRAGE RIGHT OR STAGE LEFT LEAN IN FOR A VERSE, OR BOTH DO "GOOSE THE MIKE BY AT 2 db MAYBE 3.
FOLKS, THE SOUND AT THE SHOW TONIGHT WAS WONDERFUL
AND BECAUSE THE YOUNG MAN HAD THE PROPER INSTRUCTION ON THE SOUND BOARD - THER WAS "NO" INSTRUMENT MIC USED. THE ACOUSTICS WAS GREAT!
I LET TIM, MIKE AND ESPECIALLY BOBBY KNOW ALL THIS FOR FUTURE USE. HOPEFULLY IT WILL WORK OUT FOR THEM.
ALL THEY NEED IS A GUY WITH A GOOD EAR ON THE SOUND BOARD AND A COUPLE OF db OF COMPRESSION.
YES, EVERY ROOM THEY PLAY WILL BE DIFFERENT, BUT KNOW THAT GOT SOME SOLID INPUT TO MAKE IT BETTER THE NEXT TIME.
AS FOR JOSH REYNOLDS...AFTER TALKING TO MIKE AND TIM, ALL I'LL SAY FOR NOW IS I KND OF FEEL FOR THE GUY. RIGHT NOW, HE NOT IS BEST OF GRACES WITH IS BANDMATES, AND WHOK NOWS HOW LONG THAT WILL LAST, AND TIME WIKK HEAL IT. I MET TWO NICE GUYS (DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING THATS PRINTED) MIKE & TIM ARE SOLID GUYS. ISAW NOTHING BUT TWO GUYS TRYING TO PUT OH THR BEST SHOE THET CAN.
THEY KNOW THEY ARN'T GBR, ONLY GBR CAN DO WHAT THEY DO. LET MTB DO WHAT TEY KNOE HOW TO DO BEST
GIVE THEM TIM...AND BY GOD GIVE THEM A BREK!
ISAW ONE HELL OF SHOW THAT GOT A STANDING O TONIGHT...
RELAX, YOU'RE USED TO A CERTAIN PRODUCT, WELL THERE'S A NEW PAPER TOWEL IN THE MARKET, GIVE ITA CHANCH FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD!