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: Please help me out. Guess I haven't been paying attention recently. What is "
: the other site "? Many thanx.
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: I appreciate your post. I thought all the venom had been moved to the other
: guess I was wrong.
: A couple of observations: I listened to the Josh Trio interview and found none of
: the self-congratulatory nature of the interviews other heard. I thought they were
: respectful of the history of the Trio, and why wouldn't they be? As far as their
: singing, it is nowhere near as bad as some allege. There is pretty good harmony and
: banjo picking. One has to remember, a lot of the Trio banjo work was enthusiastic
: strumming, especially during the Stewart years. And if you saw the Trio live in the
: 60's, it was no where near as good as what was on the records. It was difficult to
: recreate live what they did in the studio with Voyle Gilmore. Lets see what the
: Josh trio can do in the studio before we trash them.
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: I’m posting my reaction to the KT interview here and also on Rick’s board, partly
: because it is so different from all the other postings. I have read all the other
: comments, and I know I’m in for a lot of ridicule. Most of the other comments just
: aren’t favorable. I paused for a moment before hitting the “post” button because I’m
: expecting an onslaught of belittling comments which, frankly, I normally find hard
: to take; but I went ahead and posted it to see if anyone else felt the same way.
: I want to make it clear that I feel terrible about how George, Bill, and Rick were
: treated, especially if the rumors about hijacking are true. Maybe Bob’s financial
: situation left him no other option. I’ve always liked the GBR trio and wish that
: something could have been worked out, but I think it’s too late for that.
: So here goes. I enjoyed the interview as a pleasant discussion between “The Kingston
: Trio” and a person who had always liked the group from the past and still likes
: them. She conducted the interview as though no controversy existed (whether or not
: she was aware of it). She let the group have their own desired place in Kingston
: Trio history as a natural evolution. The musical selections were well chosen for
: nostalgia reasons. I would say that the performances were passably pleasant, and not
: full of unpleasant sound. Some of the more musically gifted pointed out some of the
: more objectionable performance characteristics, but I think that they did a decent
: job of putting out the old time KT sound that many audience members want. As a minor
: comment, I think the banjo was a little too loud on “California Bloodlines”.
: Now regarding the “facts” in the interview, I think that a number of comments were
: made based on speculation of the recent past. I haven’t drawn any conclusions, but I
: think some people have made some statements that I won’t dispute because they seem
: logical. But I don’t know. I think the current group truly believes much of what
: they say.