Bob Shane always was the guardian of the Trio's legacy. No amateurs to sing on stage, always fielding the best of the best musicians, staying true to the original formula. And now?
I'm sorry but Josh is NO Nick. Nor can my attorney son perform cardiovascular surgery just cuz his dad is a doc.
I remember high school. Sure, I played my Martin and Seeger in just another wannabe group. Even went to college with the group. But I - as all the other wannabes - knew we were NO KINGSTON TRIO. They were the best of the best. Always. All through the GRB trio. Whatever rendition Bob put together was the best. I have loved the sound of all of the different Kingston Trios because the individuals were all, without doubt, EXCELLENT musicians and entertainers.
Oh boy, if I ever knew it would be this easy to be on stage as the designated K3. Really there was more talent in the fantasy camp I attended. Many of the campers would fit the bill better than this.
This is no way to pop the balloon of over a half of century of admiration and listening pleasure. Really. Not to mention the less than cavalier AMF to George, Bill and Rick. I CANNOT BEAR TO THINK AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THAT BOB SHANE HAS LOST HIS DESIRE TO PROMOTE THE DIGNITY AND LEGACY TILL THE DAY HE JOINS DAVE, NICK, JOHN, ROGER, BUCKWHEAT AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE LEGEND.
I apologize in advance for my rambling musing.