Legacy Five staying on the road
Singing News just posted an interview Danny Jones did with Scott Fowler. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] The highlights are that Legacy Five will stay on the road, and that they are seeking a new pianist (thus suggesting either that Tim Parton was just filling in and didn’t want to stay permanently, or that he hasn’t decided yet).
I’d personally love to see them give Stewart Varnado a chance at the position. Stewart excels at playing old-time piano without soundtracks (though he can accompany soundtracks as well), and I think adding that element to their concerts would keep their live programs from being too heavy on soundtracks.
Nobody will ever “replace” Roger, and that’s why I think the group would be doing well to find someone with an excellent but entirely different style.