The Kingston Trio
Monday January 20
8:00 pm EST
Legendary, Grammy-Award winning folk group The Kingston Trio returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time in 15 years. One of the most influential music groups to emerge from the 1950’s, the Kingston Trio rose to become the undisputed kings of the acoustic Folk music genre that exploded onto the American scene! Recently, the Kingston Trio received the “Grand Grammy” of all Grammys: The Lifetime Achievement Award, reserved only for a select few.
Fans of the legendary folk icons will re-discover their timeless music as the group marks their 60th anniversary performing many of the Trio’s best-loved songs. All three current members have intrinsic links to the original group: Mike Marvin is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim Gorelangton, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Reynolds; and Bob Haworth performed with the original Trio for periods between 1985-1999 when Reynolds was unable to tour.
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.