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Jan 12, 2019 - 4:43:41 PM
67560 posts since 5/9/2007

I have that on right now and they do a great job covering hits.Powerful singing with the occasional fiddle and banjo.
I don't like the "comedy" any more than I liked Speck Rose,but that's good music.They had Buck Trent on playing Tear the Woodshed Down.

Edited by - steve davis on 01/12/2019 17:13:18

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:55:48 AM

614 posts since 1/25/2017

It was Speck Rhodes, not "Rose." Speck was a great guy who, unknown to most, was a fine fiddle player and musician.

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:54:49 AM

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Got to see the Presley's Christmas show in '17 (we were given free tickets). They are excellent entertainers and musicians. The comedy stuff is added because it's what works in Branson. There are so many talented musicians and entertainers around here and they often move from show to show. There are few bluegrass oriented shows (Peterson Family comes to mind), and the country music shows have taken on the influence of the pop country that has dominated the air waves. The reason is that a show has to be marketable and profitable and draw as many people as possible. The WW II and Korean War generations that sustained Branson in the 80's and early 90's is almost gone, replaced by the Vietnam and Desert Storm generations. The musical and entertainment tastes of each generation change, and so Branson entertainment has changed.

As for Buck Trent, I met him (for the second time) last August. He was carrying out a food order from Cracker Barrel. I held the door for him and we talked briefly. He said he was going to be doing shows in November with Shoji Tabuchi, a popular fiddle-playing entertainer. I'd like to see Buck, but I guess he's at the age that it'd be difficult to handle a whole show night after night with the energy needed. I hear Shoji is retiring.

I guess it's sort of a truth for me, and perhaps others, that wherever I've lived I seldom visited whatever popular attraction, park, or landmark that was near me and yet people traveled great distances to see. I guess Silver Dollar City set a record of over two million visitors last year. And so, though living next to Branson, I try to avoid it during the tourist season, which nowadays lasts from April to December.

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:29:52 AM

67560 posts since 5/9/2007

quote:
Originally posted by SimonSlick

It was Speck Rhodes, not "Rose." Speck was a great guy who, unknown to most, was a fine fiddle player and musician.


Nice spellcheck Simon.I was talking about him not being very funny.Not all that other stuff.

Just because someone isn't funny to me doesn't make them a bad person.

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:57:31 AM

614 posts since 1/25/2017

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis
quote:
Originally posted by SimonSlick

It was Speck Rhodes, not "Rose." Speck was a great guy who, unknown to most, was a fine fiddle player and musician.


Nice spellcheck Simon.I was talking about him not being very funny.Not all that other stuff.

Just because someone isn't funny to me doesn't make them a bad person.


 

For funny, my vote goes to Speck !
Jan 13, 2019 - 8:06:57 AM

614 posts since 1/25/2017

I love those Porter Wagoner suits. Buck Trent on guitar in the first clip.

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:09:07 AM

67560 posts since 5/9/2007

I go to George Carlin and Seth Meyers when I want a good chuckle.

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