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Re: Our Name Has Changed
Sound thinking and well-articulated. Best of luck and in touch soon.
And I have always noticed that you manage to keep YOUR banjo in tune.
By now some of you may have noticed that the group once known as the “Folk Legends” has now become the “Folk Legacy Trio.” "Why change?” you may ask. Here’s why we’ve made this decision, and made it sooner rather than later. We haven’t yet firmly established our brand, so now is the time to make this change.
Our initial intent with the name “Folk Legends” was threefold. First, the songs we choose to sing are all legends from the folk era. Second, the artists to whom we are paying tribute by singing their songs are folk legends. And finally, Rick and Jerry and I have worked in our show business roles for decades, with the iconic groups The Diamonds, The Limeliters and The Kingston Trio.
However, we recently heard of a conversation in which the question was raised “What makes these guys think they can call themselves ‘legends?’ Pete Seeger was a legend. Woody Guthrie was a legend.” Although all three of us have worked hard for decades in the folk and pop medium at a high professional level, we did not want to assume a profile that somebody might question. We did not want to usurp a position that wasn’t rightfully ours. Our purpose is to entertain with wonderful songs, soaring vocals, great instrumentals, and terrific stories about the folk legends with whom we have worked and whose songs and careers we cherish and honor.
And so we are changing to the Folk Legacy Trio. We are a trio, we are singing folk music, and we are carrying on the legacy of artists we admire as well as our own legacy in music. We will not pretend to be somebody or something that we are not. We embrace who we are, what we’ve done, and how we go about carrying forward this beautiful legacy of folk music.
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