I'm the new guy and this is my first post. Any comments, plus or minus, are most welcome. And thank you all for letting me join you.
"These are the times that try fans' souls. In the course of our history, the fans of The Kingston Trio have rallied bravely whenever the music has been threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The three men that we have come to love and admire as The Kingston Trio will play as The Kingston Trio no more. Fans, hear me out... this has happened to us before..."
I have been a KT fan for almost 60 years. Like many of you, I have suffered through the hard times and tragedies that befell the Trio through those many years: Dave leaving the group, the breakup in 1968, Roger's death, Dave's death, Nick's second retirement, John's death, Bob's heart attack and Nick's death.
The long road that the Trio, and we, their devoted fans have traveled has had its share of
hazards. But despite all that has happened, the quality of the music never wavered, never failed to go right to our hearts and our very souls. The voices changed, but the sound remained Kingston-Trio-Rock-Solid.
Now, we do not know the full story behind this shocking and heartbreaking change. Perhaps we never will. I am angry and distressed. Any thoughts that I have are pure speculation and as I do not know the whole story, I cannot nor will not express any opinions or vent my spleen here until the true facts are known.
In closing, I can only say that I will sorely miss George, Bill and Rick: The Last True Keepers of the Flame.