New bass for the Florida Boys?
The name Lane Rainwater has popped up as the replacement for Gene McDonald for the boys from Pensacola. A quick Google search turns up a guy by that name currently singing with a group from Georgia called Calvary’s Way (hat tip, avg). You can hear a sound clip of Lane on the song “In One Accord,” on the group’s myspace page (looks like going into the studio next week, as they announce online, is probably not happening if Lane leaves).
One reader, commenting on the prospect of Lane replacing McDonald, wrote that “I realize that McDonald is a very difficult person to replace, but I would rather have Buddy Liles return than take this many steps backward in the bass slot. I know the days of the FB’s are numbered, but to me this makes the future of the FB’s very, very short.” Probably a bad idea to shortsell a tough old bird like Les Beasley, but certainly FB fans have got to be disappointed by a move like this. One measure of a group’s stock in trade is its ability to attract (or want in the first place) similarly calibered replacements for talented members who leave.
Update: You should always take a peek at comments, but the comments on this one are especially helpful with a fluid situation like this one.
Later Update: Comments consensus seems to be Rainwater won’t be joining the FB. Fwiw.Email this Post