The Kingston Trio – SOLD OUT
THE KINGSTON TRIO began with Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane and Dave Guard in 1955… Home base: San Francisco. The three founded what turned out to be the most influential music band to emerge from the 1950’s, only to be outdone by the BEATLES. With talent and tenacity, they rose to become the undisputed kings of an acoustic musical genre that exploded onto the American scene, and still exists today!
They were never actually folksingers but more a musical and vocal group that performed a variety of styles. Audiences worldwide agreed. Recently, the Kingston Trio received the “Grand Grammy” of all Grammys: The Lifetime Achievement Award. Reserved for those select few who have attained spectacular success in the music business over an extended career, this honor places the Trio among a heady pantheon of names like Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker and The Beatles.
It’s no exaggeration to say these three guys redefined the landscape of popular music in America and eventually the world. They created a demand for folk where none had existed before. Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard literally morphed into a cultural phenomenon. They pioneered the “College Concert” now a part of American life.
With their signature-striped shirts, banjos, bongos, guitars and charismatic personalities, they became the most outstanding singing and recording act of their time. Consider: they set one debut album sales record that remained unbeaten for five decades until a young woman came along named Beyonce.
That’s how popular the Kingston Trio was and still is…Cited as an influence by recording artists as musically and generationally diverse as Dylan, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Eagles to comedian and banjo player Steve Martin to contemporary artists such as the multi-Grammy® winners Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers, The Kingston Trio recently celebrated 60 years of entertaining audiences with the “Keep the Music Playing Tour”. All three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich have intrinsic links to and experience with the original group: Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Don Marovich, who toured with the Trio. Many of their personal memories recall the iconic trio’s performances and journey as folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts. They perform such timeless classics “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”, “Tom Dooley” and “MTA” .
April 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35for adults and $20 for students.
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