I wanted to respond to, and I’m thinking it might be better just to get it all out at once here.
First of all, re: the dismissal of GBR as a result of this transition, I do think that should have been handled differently. It’s a shame that attorneys got to make a lot of money over that, but in hearing from the Shane side as well as the Marvin side, I have some perspective on why that all happened. I’m sorry for how that must have affected GBR, and I can certainly relate to their feelings about it. My release from The Trio in 2005 at the hands of George and Bill also came as a shock and surprise to me, resulting in months of mental anguish, therapy and prayer. I recovered from it all just fine, but pardon me for having a bit of a “what goes around comes around” attitude about it. George and Rick have moved on with their new group and a high-quality show and I wish them great success.
One last comment before I have to board - I’ll finish this later - but I was always under the impression that George was the heir-apparent to the KT legacy, owing to his long tenure in the group. The decision to pass this on to Reynolds/Marvin surprised all us. But as Josh Fuller has stated, this is Bob Shane’s business to handle as he pleases, and apparently the “family” connection with Josh was compelling for him.
OK, I have to board now, but as Mr. Roadie would say, “more to come...”
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