NQC 07: The Florida Boys
A friend whose taste is “pert neer” (as my grandmother used to say) impeccable just texted from NQC to say: “The Florida Boys are freakin’ incredible. Too bad.” Indeed. Like a beautiful sunset, I guess.
Gene McDonald’s back on bass for this the group’s farewell stand. I hope the FBs don’t get KingsGolded on Saturday night at the big bon voyage and waste a bunch of time singing bad music in the name nostalgia or variety (fortunately Les Beasley’s is a slier, dryer manner than Hammil’s both-barrels approach to … well, everything, so there’s reason to be hopeful). The fittest tribute to the FBs would be a final set full of the kind of easy eloquence they trademarked back in the day (Consider the Lilies indeed) and revived with McDonald and friends. Plus, they’re really funny, when they’re on. I can’t wait.
Update: Speaking of the FBs. I just noticed this. Can it possibly be right: Daniel Mount references a SN forum post that has a new Florida Boys, with Charlie Waller in the driver’s seat, staying on the road:
The lineup will be Charlie Waller (lead), Buddy Burton (baritone), Chip Cooper (bass), Joshua Pope (piano), and a to-be-announced tenor.
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