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Thread #32874   Message #1114814
Posted By: GUEST,Wanderhope
12-Feb-04 - 08:56 AM
Thread Name: Kingston trio--a place in history
Subject: RE: Kingston trio--a place in history
I'm not sure I know the protocol here in this list about reviving hibernating threads, but here goes anyhow ...
A few years ago (when Nick Reynolds was still touring with the Trio), I ran into Bob Shane in an antique mall in Stateville. NC (who would make something like this up?) I recognized him from having seen the group a few times in more intimate venues than when they were packing big amphitheaters. I introduced myself as a long-term fan, and he was gracious to chat a bit about the old days (the folk group I was in in high school sang everything from the KT that we could learn). Turns out Nick was there, too., He was on crutches and resting in the front of the big place. We met him as well, and got a KT cassette liner autographed. My big moment was reminding them that there were just about 25 miles from Wilkseboro, NC, where Tom Dula was buried.

One more penny from my 2 cents. I have always apreciated people who seemed to have a prety good sense of themselves. I have never thought the KT to offer themselves as more than they are or were. Dave Guard was like that, and John stewart when he was with the group as well. Their harmonies were simple, breathy, hearty and occasionally stirring. And we also remember that they weren't the only performers in those days that dressed alike.