Good Without One was a drummerless and mercifully leaderless rock trio performing off the track and often humorous, often political originals and originally arranged covers. The players are George Potor, guitar and vocals, Joe DeCristopher, guitar and vocals, and Rick Totten, bass and vocals. These folks have played together in different contexts for decades, but only as this particular trio from 2003 - 2008. While the level of musicianship is high, their disdain for the trappings of rock stardom is legendary. Two of the members even remained seated throughout performances, despite no obvious physical impairments. Their drummerless approach was a novel but occasionally successful scam to get electric instruments into acoustic venues.
Well it all started in the late '20's in a small rural town just inside the Arkansas line...and it ended, not with a bang, but a whimper.
Not anymore. We played mostly at coffeehouse venues here in the Susquehanna Valley, various left-wing benefits and once in a multi-act show of slinger songwriters. We enjoyed live gigs over by 11:00 PM and treasured those rare gigs where somebody gave us some money ...or a tee-shirt....or free coffee.
Bob Prine, Dylan Thompson, Third World (from the left), the not-so-liberal media.
Whatever happens to be working that day.
We are just thrilled with the forward thinking, fiscally innovative, freedom loving, peace making, environmentally aware and compassionate leadership in Washington, and we tearfully approach the ending reign of George II, which ends in January 2009; it's been a heck of run.