Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
The Kingston Trio
Early Show : 7:00 PM
Late Show : 9:30 PM
Fans of legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio can rediscover their timeless music all over again. In celebration of 60 years of music, the iconic folk group performs their best-loved songs as part of the Keep the Music Playing national tour. The Kingston Trio was one of the most prominent groups of the pop-folk boom of the late 1950s. The release of their first album and its hit single, “Tom Dooley,” sold over three million. Cited as an influence by recording artists as musically and generationally diverse as Bob Dylan, The Eagles, comedian and banjo player Steve Martin, and contemporary artists like Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers, The Kingston Trio occupies a unique, preeminent position in American musical history. All total, they have released 19 albums that made Billboard’s Top 100, 14 of which ranked in the top 10, and five of which hit the number one spot. Four of the group’s LPs charted among the 10 top-selling albums for five weeks in November and December 1959, a record unmatched for more than 50 years, and the group still ranks in the all-time lists of many of Billboard’s cumulative charts, including those for most weeks with a number one album, most total weeks charting an album, most number one albums, most consecutive number one albums, and most top ten albums. All three current members – Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich – have intrinsic links to the original group: Mike is the “adopted son” of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a friend of John Stewart since he was in his early twenties, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Don Marovich, a highly regarded musician who has also toured with the original Trio.