The Kingston Trio, formed in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard, received two GRAMMY awards and were named to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1998. They are highly regarded as helping launch the folk revival in the late 1950s, creating public demand for a genre that was dormant. Their refreshing style turned out to be timeless and was significant in altering the direction of popular music, specifically for folk/rock and Americana artists.
They had a No. 1 hit with “Tom Dooley” followed by such folk hits as “Scotch and Soda,” “Hard, Ain’t It Hard” and “Tijuana Jail.”
The current group is made up of Bill Zorn and George Grove, who both sang with Shane as early as 1976, and Rick Dougherty, who joined the vocal group in 2005. The Kingston Trio’s trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound keeps them touring 30 weeks out of the year.
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