County Line Trio Salutes The Kingston Trio on December 3

The Lindsay Community Theater proudly presents a “Salute to the Kingston Trio” starring the County Line Trio on Sat. Dec. 3 at 7:30. This highly entertaining show provides a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the great hits of the Kingston Trio. The price is only $20. Tickets are available at lindsaycommunitytheater.com and can also be purchased at the door.

What is it about The Kingston Trio’s music that keeps the County Line Trio playing it some 40 years down the road? The Kingston Trio had an affinity for performing wonderful three part vocal arrangements and instrumentation in a wide variety of folk songs. It’s a fun trip down memory lane, including humor, ballads, sing-a-longs and songs with gusto! Some of the “Kingston” hits they’ll be performing are — “Tom Dooley,” “Charlie on the MTA,” “Greenback Dollar,” “Worried Man,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.”

Bob Shane is the only surviving member of the original The Kingston Trio but their music lives on. The Kingston Trio — Dave Guard, Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds — climbed on board the stage of San Francisco’s famed “Purple Onion,” the night that record producer Voyle Gilmore was in the audience. The Kingston Trio had revived a dormant music, oral storytelling songs, and their audiences loved them. When Gilmore got a listen — included among Gilmore’s recording clients were Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Judy Garland — he heard success. He signed them on to Capitol Records.

In 1958, their debut album, “The Kingston Trio,” had a song, “Tom Dooley,” that stayed five months on the Billboard Charts. Their second album, released in 1959, “from the Hungry i,” went gold in 1960, and by then, The Kingston Trio had kicked off a folk revival movement that took the entire country, as well as the recording industry, by storm.

For more information about the show, go to lindsaycommunitytheater.com or call 284 2223. For more about the County Line Trio, please go to www.countylinetrio.com.

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