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The Kingston Trio
Sep 22 , 2017 • McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square
- Prices begin at $25.00
The Kingston Trio today consists of Bill Zorn, George Grove and Rick Dougherty. They are continuing the Kingston Trio legacy with fantastic reviews, command performances and standing ovations wherever they perform. As a fan put it, "Our generations might not live forever, but I bet The Kingston Trio will!"
Musical legend The Kingston Trio is booking more gigs than ever, a sign of the boomer generation’s return to acoustic music. In this economy, most consumers are looking for high value for their precious entertainment dollars. What’s better than a time-tested, quality experience like seeing – and hearing - an amazing band from your youth?
Many people are not only returning to see their prized Trio, but are taking their children and grandchildren in their wake. What’s more, they are now sharing the experiences online with social media networking tools like Facebook and Twitter, where fans can interact with their favorite folk music group.
As founding member Bob Shane put it, “There is a tremendous demand for our type of acoustic music, and not just from those who remember The Kingston Trio. All people want is for us to sing a song, tell a story, and make it good.”
Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard formed the original Kingston Trio in 1957, while the three were attending college in the San Francisco area. Using only acoustic guitars and banjos, and singing simple yet memorable melodies, they revolutionized popular music, reawakening America to its own rich folk music heritage.
The Kingston Trio was the number one vocal group in the world, a musical and cultural phenomenon whose record sales and concert draws were matched only by The Beatles. In a feat yet to be surpassed, BILLBOARD magazine listed four Kingston Trio albums in their Top 10 at the same time. The group has also collected two Grammy awards and numerous gold records.
The Kingston Trio is a phenomenon unmatched by any other. They have appeared on countless variety shows and performed at some of the most famous venues in the country, including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood bowl. Some of their instantly recognizable hits include: “Tom Dooley,” “MTA,” “Scotch and Soda” and “Tijuana Jail.”
The Kingston Trio’s trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound keeps them touring 30 weeks out of the year. The Kingston Trio today consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. The Trio’s busy touring schedule has resulted in an increasing number of new fans, both young and old.
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