In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation.
Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason... great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. And fifty-three years after Tom Dooley shot to the top of the charts, the Trio is still on the road thirty weeks a year, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.
Talk about excited!
At 8:00 PM this Saturday I am going to attend the Kingston Trio concert at the Gallo Center for the Arts, here in Modesto, CA.
For those of you too young to remember them, here are some videos from YouTube. (click to see the entire list of Kingston Trio videos)
There are no images on the first video, just the lyrics of their most popular song: "Tom Dooley"
"Let's all be careful out there!"