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Arizona Theatre Company Presents Folk Icons The Kingston Trio, Feb. 12-13
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ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS AMERICAN FOLK ICONS THE KINGSTON TRIO, FEB. 12-13 AT TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART
TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2014) – The Kingston Trio, the iconic threesome that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s and 1960s and went on to release 19 Billboard Top 100 albums, will perform two concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 13 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.
Presented by Arizona Theatre Company, tickets range from $40-$57 and can be purchased at www.arizonatheatre.org or by calling (520) 622-2823.
Current Kingston Trio members Bill Zorn, George Grove and Rick Dougherty will be briefly joined by original member Bob Shane, who performed with the group’s other founders, Dave Guard and Nick Reynolds.
One of the most prominent groups of the pop-folk era, the Kingston Trio’s first album in 1958 included the hit recording, “Tom Dooley,” which sold more than three million copies as a single. Fourteen of the Trio’s 19 albums ranked among Billboard’s Top 10 and five hit the magical Number 1 slot. Four of the group’s long-playing record albums (LPs) charted among the Top 10 selling albums for five weeks in November and December 1959, a record unmatched for more than 50 years.
With music rooted in American pop culture and a style all their own, the Kingston Trio pushed folk music into the U.S. lexicon and helped set the stage for the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter Paul & Mary, The Byrds and even the protest movement of the 1960s.
In addition to “Tom Dooley, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Scotch and Soda” and “Rueben James” were among the group’s most enduring songs.
The Kingston Trio recently released a new CD entitled “Born at the Right Time,” which includes newer material sung in the Kingston Trio style. Some of the songs will be performed at the concert.