: I think that's a fair definition, although I'd be even more strict in my definition.
: I saw Bob, George, and Roger Gambill, and thought they were awful. There was a lot
: of vocal commentary post-performances, from a wide community. A number of reasons
: for that, which I won't amplify in this post. Jump ahead to the late 1990's and the
: group is Bob, Nick, and George, and most definitely "The Kingston Trio".
: Clean, tight performances, aged but thoroughly the group people came to hear.
: Sounded right, behaved right. You'd take your children and Grandma to hear this K3.
: I think one has to include professionalism, limiting the material to the expected
: character of the original group. The groups are older, and so are we, so you expect
: changes. At some point the original group piddles out. And "original
: sound-alike group", isn't the real deal. That's not to demolish tribute groups
: as irrelevant. It simply says, what's real is real and what ain't just ain't.
: There can be a tribute group with one original member still involved, say "The
: Fifth Dimension", but without the other members, it isn't original.