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Is Billy Strings The Kingston Trio Of Bluegrass?
Edited by KenL on 11/12/2022, 1:54 pm
Posted by Ken
on 11/12/2022, 1:52 pm
Just as The Kingston Trio was ridiculed by Folk Music purists back in the day, Billy Strings receives some criticism for not being "authentic" enough from some Bluegrass fans. My feeling is that both The Kingston Trio and Billy Strings are polished performers who do a variety of music from different genres while embracing the roots of their being, Folk for The Kingston Trio and Bluegrass for Billy Strings. Their musical approach to recording and performing has garnered both acts great popularity with a devoted fan base. Below is a video I just viewed today that got me thinking about the parallels in the careers of both The Kingston Trio and Billy Strings, and the perception of these acts by audiences. Please let me know what your thoughts are on this topic.