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Old 02-03-2018, 10:12 AM   #1
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Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

At this point we don't know if he is being replaced, and I'm sure a lot of people would prefer it if he wasn't replaced, but others, including myself, think there is room for improvement in the sound of the band if they bring in the right replacement.

Either way, it doesn't hurt to discuss it. Who would you want to join the band?

A couple of names I've seen discussed on the forums so far are:

Lindsey Stirling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q9hOTEPRxs

Allie Kral - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFMQQ8RPiPo

Sara Watkins - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gi8au3_BnM

Miranda Mulholland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7p89XbkMwU

Edit: And obviously, Jimmy DeMartini - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6-QlKRTcU8
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    In general I think finding another violin player, who is audible in live shows, would be the right decision and would improve the overall quality of music while keeping things fresh for the rest of the band. Any of those names above would help move things forward in a positive direction!
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:16 AM   #3
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    Sara Watkins would be awesome.
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:20 AM   #4
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    Also

    Casey Driessen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIlGZ0uYBzI
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:21 AM   #5
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    Yellowcard broke up last year they could snag Sean Mackin. Who wouldn't love a DMB Ocean Avenue cover?
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:24 AM   #7
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

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    Yellowcard broke up last year they could snag Sean Mackin. Who wouldn't love a DMB Ocean Avenue cover?

    Holy shit, I started watching this video and was like, WTF, this band has a fiddle player??? Then his solo started, and he's actually pretty awesome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFRC7R6IgrI
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:24 AM   #8
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    Out of those options Jimmy DeMartini is the obvious choice. He would fit in the best with the band. The others, though talented, would change the sound so much.
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    what’s that dude from the Felice Brothers doing right now?
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:26 AM   #10
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    No one can really replace him IMO. I think they go a similar route as they did when Butch left and evolve their sound. I bet they bring either Joe Lawlor (between him & Tim they’ll develop “replacement” solos for BT’s parts) or Robert Randolph. Either could sound great but not the same. Just different.
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:27 AM   #11
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    I used to love Yellowcard in high school.
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    Please check out Lindsey sterling if you haven’t. She isn’t exactly the same type of music as dmb but she is absolutely incredible.
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:30 AM   #13
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    If they don’t replace him with a violin, I’m gonna ask for a refund/sell my tickets. They aren’t a rock band. No interest in seeing them cosplay as one.
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

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    Out of those options Jimmy DeMartini is the obvious choice. He would fit in the best with the band. The others, though talented, would change the sound so much.

    This assumes they can only play the style of the band they're currently in though.

    I know a concert violinist in the Austin symphony who plays in local country bands on weekend nights.

    Point being, a great violin player can play multiple styles.
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    just watched the Miranda Mulholland video. Those Glengarry Bhoys are a foot-stompin’ good time!
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:33 AM   #16
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    This assumes they can only play the style of the band they're currently in though.

    I know a concert violinist in the Austin symphony who plays in local country bands on weekend nights.

    Point being, a great violin player can play multiple styles.
    Good point. I just listened to the youtube clips and Jimmy sounded like the best fit. You're right, I'm sure they can change their style.
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    Eyvind Kang. Dude is an amazing musician and composer. I saw him play at a John Zorn show (music composed and conducted by) and I was transfixed. He can play eastern and western style music interchangeably. I don’t think DMB would be able to pull him away from what he was doing for a year, but it would be awesome.
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    Good point. I just listened to the youtube clips and Jimmy sounded like the best fit. You're right, I'm sure they can change their style.

    I definitely agree that Jimmy is the best fit; plus he already knows the material. I think he's a no-brainer pick.


    As we were discussing in the other thread though, ZBB is in a much better place than DMB is right now, so I'm not sure if DMB could realistically poach him, even if he is a huge fan.
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:37 AM   #19
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    I definitely agree that Jimmy is the best fit; plus he already knows the material. I think he's a no-brainer pick.


    As we were discussing in the other thread though, ZBB is in a much better place than DMB is right now, so I'm not sure if DMB could realistically poach him, even if he is a huge fan.
    You never know, there was a top QB recruit in this year's class that stuck with Princeton when Alabama came knocking.
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    I would be able to get over hearing a replacement play Boyd’s parts on songs where the violin part is really just a composition.

    But songs where there’s an intense solo, like ants , liog, Nancies etc, I’m not sure. Would feel weird.

    But then again I felt the same way in 2008 and it took one song for me to jam out to a jeff solo.
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    Yellowcard broke up last year they could snag Sean Mackin. Who wouldn't love a DMB Ocean Avenue cover?
    He is also one of the nicest guys I've ever met (and a Broncos fan). I've been talking about Mackin replacing Boyd on here for years lol

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    Bela Fleck?

    Would LOVE Lindsey Stirling or Sara Watkins tho....
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:42 AM   #23
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    Don't Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show both have violinists too? I dont think Edward Sharpe have any dates planned and Old Crow only has a couple summer dates.
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    I would be able to get over hearing a replacement play Boyd’s parts on songs where the violin part is really just a composition.

    But songs where there’s an intense solo, like ants , liog, Nancies etc, I’m not sure. Would feel weird.

    But then again I felt the same way in 2008 and it took one song for me to jam out to a jeff solo.

    I know people hate Jeff for not being Roi, but I think they'd hate him more if he went out there and tried to play like Roi.

    I think those iconic solos will be okay as long as the new guy/gal makes them their own and does them their own way. People are going to resent it if they go out there and try to match Boyd skree for skree on LIOG.
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    Re: Prospective Boyd Replacement Discussion

    I agree that if a new violinist were to be running all over the stage like boyd people would be weirded out.
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    I know people hate Jeff for not being Roi, but I think they'd hate him more if he went out there and tried to play like Roi.

    I think those iconic solos will be okay as long as the new guy/gal makes them their own and does them their own way. People are going to resent it if they go out there and try to match Boyd skree for skree on LIOG.
    Perhaps they could get an 11 year old. Hell, they might even also talk about Narnia!
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    But I’d be more weirded out if Ants just didn’t have a violin jam at the end. That would suck
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    Old 02-03-2018, 10:49 AM   #28
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    Doesn't matter who the replacement is or how talented they are, it feels wrong. DMB is fairly unique in how every single member makes the band what they are and none of them are truly replaceable. Jeff Coffin plays a lot of his parts as Roi did and it sounds absolutely nothing like Roi. They're becoming a cover band...of themselves
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    Doesn't matter who the replacement is or how talented they are, it feels wrong. DMB is fairly unique in how every single member makes the band what they are and none of them are truly replaceable. Jeff Coffin plays a lot of his parts as Roi did and it sounds absolutely nothing like Roi. They're becoming a cover band...of themselves

    Two completely different situations obviously, not sure what else DMB was supposed to do when Roi passed, Roi picked Jeff
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    Doesn't matter who the replacement is or how talented they are, it feels wrong. DMB is fairly unique in how every single member makes the band what they are and none of them are truly replaceable. Jeff Coffin plays a lot of his parts as Roi did and it sounds absolutely nothing like Roi. They're becoming a cover band...of themselves
    You couldn't even hear Boyd when he played the past few years.
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