In Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio, the first in-depth biography of America's first recording super-group, William J. Bush retraces the band members' personal and professional lives, from their rapid rise to stardom to their early retirement in 1967. Through interviews with Trio members, their families, and associates, Bush paints a detailed portrait of the Trio's formative early years and sudden popular success, their innovations in recording technology, pioneering of the college concert and intensive tour schedule, their impact on and response to the '60s protest movement, the first break-up of the Trio with Dave Guard's departure, and its re-formation with John Stewart.manner as Guard, from Pete Seegera#39;s How to Play the 5-String Banjo papera back and interminable hours of ... 28 Like Seeger and Guard, John would play a Seeger Long Neck 5aString Vega, to which he later added Scruggs tuners. ... what the chords were calledaE was rock and roll, D was Tahitian, and C was cowa boy. ... And John fit right in, picked up on the fact that it wasna#39;t the instrumentation.
|Author||:||William J. Bush|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2013|