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Review: Finest Kind on tour

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JWB 18 May 04 - 10:56 PM
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Subject: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: JWB
Date: 18 May 04 - 10:56 PM

I enjoyed one of those rare evenings last weekend: a concert that had me smiling and singing all the way through. The Canadian trio Finest Kind (Ian Robb, Ann Downey and Shelly Posen)were terrific at the uNi Coffeehouse in Springfield, MA. They're justly famous for their harmonies, and their scope of musical interests is mind boggling: they presented a Sussex drinking song, a Marty Robbins "hurting song", a Peter Bellamy setting of a Kipling poem, a Bruce Phillips cowboy song, a Dylan anthem, original material and so on and on for two very full sets. Tasteful instrumentation, skin-tightening harmonies, appropriate background and introductions -- geez, I guess it was a perfect show.

If they are coming to a venue near you, and you like your folk music impeccably presented, then run, don't walk, to get your tickets. They are one of those acts which make me scratch my head and wonder why our culture is so warped that the likes of Janet Jackson makes millions for purveying dreck while Finest Kind keeps their day jobs so they can afford to tour twice a year.

Jerry

Finest Kind Website


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: open mike
Date: 19 May 04 - 12:33 AM

"skin-tightening harmonies"--now there is an angle for the adverts--
removes wrinkles, trims off inches, shed pounds, save on Botox!


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 19 May 04 - 11:49 AM

I have enjoyed my 'Finest Kind albums immensely. Would love to see them live. FK, if you read this --- tour the U K immediately! Or as soon as possible. Thank You. Burl


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 19 May 04 - 05:06 PM

Burl,
I would second that.
John


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 04 - 05:03 PM

Great phrase, thanks!

G.U.


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: GUEST,Larry K
Date: 21 May 04 - 08:46 AM


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: GUEST,Larry K
Date: 21 May 04 - 08:49 AM

They are also really nice people as well.   I had the chance to spend some time with each of them off stage and really enjoyed their company.    The nicest line I have heard about them was by Ian's wife.   We sat together during a workshop at Home Country Folk Festival in London Ontario.    Afterwards she said to me "after all these years, I still enjoy hearing Ian sing"   How nice.


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: rich-joy
Date: 23 May 04 - 04:41 AM

I absolutely LOVE all 3 of my Finest Kind CDs and just wish they'd visit Down Under (or more specifically : sunny Queensland!!) - SOON!!!

They even come across in their recordings as warm, friendly people!!
And all are TOP singers (AND harmonizers!!)

HIGHLY recommended!

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: black walnut
Date: 23 May 04 - 08:24 AM

[an aside: I liked the Finest Kind CD covers so much that I used the same artist for my CD.]

Finest Kind is excellent....great songs, singers, stories, people.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: JWB
Date: 23 May 04 - 09:36 PM

Does anyone know where this current tour is taking them, besides Springfield, MA?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Review: Finest Kind on tour
From: Anglo
Date: 24 May 04 - 01:51 AM

I think it was just a weekendd drive down from Ottawa. Old Songs Concert Series (Voorheeesville NY, near Albany - a lovely concert in the great acoustics of Old Songs "new" building), the aforementioned U'n'I, and Burlington VT on the way home.


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