Kingston Trio Performing At Citrus Community College, Glendora, CA, March 22nd


The city of San Francisco City Hall is celebrating 100 years June 19th! The Kingston Triohas been invited to sing a song, as well as many other groups who have contributed to San Francisco's rich musical history. It's a free event and should be a great time. For more info: sfcityhall100.com/celebration.html

~Update to dates and venue for the Kingston Trio All Star Tribute TV taping:

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR TV TAPING EVENT!!
Please Visit www.flavorus.com/kingstontrioavalon For Tickets To This Event

The dates for the TV taping of The Kingston Trio All Star Tribute concert are June 21st and 22nd at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, CA. We could not find a suitable venue in San Francisco, so we had to go south. The Avalon is a historic venue that is next to the Capital Records tower, so that is also a great piece of Kingston Trio history.

The dress rehearsal for the TV taping will be at 7:30 pm on June 21st, and the TV taping for the actual concert will be at 7:30 pm June 22nd. You will be able to buy tickets for each night, or as a package deal for both nights plus a meet and greet after the second show.

(for full Press Release and info please scroll down to "ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE")

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KINGSTON TRIO FANTASY CAMP IS JULY 28TH - AUGUST 1ST 2015
Please visit FANTASY CAMP NEWS for all info!

~Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp is is the best entertainment west of the Mississippi as far as we are concerned, thanks to the talent of the campers, who always knock our socks off!!!!

**Anyone interested in buying show tickets, please visit Fantasy Camp News

For an inside look at camp 2014, check out camper Jon Kolon's cool blog: read

To enjoy or purchase pictures taken at camp 2014 by Paul Rybolt: photo gallery

If you are interested in becoming a camper for next year, please email Paul Rybolt to sign up for camp 2016. He will send you all the particulars.

**If you are a camper and would like to make a deposit via PayPal, click on the Add to Cart button below. See you all at camp!!

Looking For The Sunshine CD
25 Years Non-Stop CD
Aspen Gold CD
Something Else CD

NEW AT THE KINGSTON TRIO STORE:

~Looking For The Sunshine CD
~25 Years Non-Stop CD
~Aspen Gold CD
~Something Else CD

Buy Now at The Kingston Trio Store


Kingston Trio Inducted Into Banjo Hall of Fame

The Kingston Trio's induction into the Banjo Hall of Fame was held Sept. 5th - in Oklahoma City and was hosted by The American Banjo Museum.

The entire event was one class act, with some amazing banjo music and a lot of history. The American Banjo Museum is wonderful - if you are ever travelling through Oklahoma City, you should check it out. Banjo Heaven.



George Grove, Bill Zorn, Bob Shane & Rick Dougherty With Award From Banjo Hall of Fame


The Kingston Trio went into the studio again May 5th - 8th 2014 to start recording a new CD, again all new material. There were 6 writers who contributed songs, and they joined George, Bill Rick & Paul for the recording process.

A wonderful week was had by all! The writers are Dan Yount, Tom Craig, Wood Allen, Jack Betts, Mike Murray and George Weissinger (who also contributed "La Migra" to our CD "Born at the Right Time").

We are still working on getting this CD out. The Trio is adding 7 new songs, and will begin the recording process later in the summer/early fall. It's a long process and we appreciate your patience.

Here are photos & videos uploaded by Wood Allen of the 2014 session: click



ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE FOR ALL-STAR KINGSTON TRIO TRIBUTE:

THE KINGSTON TRIO HONORED WITH ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TV SPECIAL!

Legendary PBS and Public Television producer, Terrel Cass, and his Terrel Cass Productions, along with award-winning filmmaker and television director, Chip Miller, and his Desert C.A.M. Studios/Winmill Films, have announced they are planning a two-hour 2015 all-star tribute concert and related documentary special for Public Television, as a tribute to the iconic "Godfathers of Folk Music," The Kingston Trio!  Cass and Miller are working closely with original surviving member, Bob Shane and current Kingston Trio Bill Zorn, George Grove and Rick Dougherty.

The concert will serve as a pledge special for Public Television, and be taped live at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, CA, a venue next to the Capital Records Tower where the Trio recorded their award winning albums. Many other artists will be participating and announced in the coming months, but will include the present-day Kingston Trio of Bill Zorn, George Grove, and Rick Dougherty, and a historic appearance and performance by Bob Shane.

Other performers being discussed are Mumford & Sons, John Prine, The Lumineers, Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary), and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Interviews with such luminaries of the era and folk scene, like Woody Allen, Barry McGuire, Michelle Phillips, and others will be laced through the special, and a short documentary will be created to compliment the concert, as well as an extended DVD version of the full program with bonus footage and performances.

The extended version will merge, so to speak, with a 2014 documentary that Bob Shane and The Kingston Trio were already developing and raising funds for, through the Trio's current official website.  

In addition to the pledge special and the documentary, a national live tour of the current Kingston Trio will commence, to lend support to the TV show, and will feature various special friends and guests of The Trio, at each venue on the tour.     

Miller will direct the two-hour TV special and oversee the stage show, and Cass will produce with Desert C.A.M. Studios' partners Don Pinckston and Travis Miller.  Together, this venture has recently created successful specials for PBS TV:  Diahann Carroll, Brian Wilson, Marc Anthony, Donovan, a Native American program with Buffy St. Marie, Mary Youngblood, Jana Mashonee, Tony Redhouse, etc., an Hispanic international program shot in Puerto Rico with Laura Pausini, Ana Isabelle, Natalia Jimenez, and former NY Yankee slugger turned guitarist, Bernie Williams, and their current Public Television Irish music and dance hit, "Rhythm of the Dance" shot on location throughout Ireland.

Miller has also directed over a hundred MTV and VH-1 music videos for major artists.  While shooting in Ireland, Miller and Cass learned how popular and important The Kingston Trio were and remain to Irish musicians and contemporary Irish folk artists, considering the Trio has never performed in Ireland during their heyday.

And their relevance is growing each day, with more young people returning once again to folk and acoustic music, as well as the success of the recent, critically-hailed Coen Brothers' movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," with its recreation of the early Greenwich Village folk scene - a scene The Kingston Trio helped to usher in.

Watch for date announcements and further information on the making of the Public Television special, "The Kingston Trio Legacy:  An All-Star Tribute Celebration!"


MILESTONES THIS YEAR:

~George Grove is starting his 39th year with The Kingston Trio!! Way to go.

~Bob Shane turned 81 on February 1st!! Wow.

~The Kingston Trio is going into its 58th year! Who woulda thunk??

~After 15 Years of Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp, we have so much interest we have to extend camp by a day to a 5 day camp. Yahoo.

~A Very Comprehensive KT Documentary is being filmed this year. 'Bout time.

~There's another folk boom poised to hit the US. More youngsters will get it!


~Great NYT Article Comparing Kingston Trio To Mumford & Sons read


~The Kingston Trio biography, "Greenback Dollar" is an excellent history
Author Bill Bush knows his facts. Purchase at The Kingston Trio Store


Kingston Trio Sings National Anthem Before NLCS Game 6


The Kingston Trio Museum Exhibit in Coronado, CA ended its run in late July. This exhibit has been extremely popular, and has now moved to The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma Cty, where it will run until fall of 2014. Click on the link below for more info, click on the second link for the original news article.

~Kingston Trio Exhibit Travelling to American Banjo Museum

~Kingston Trio Exhibit To Premiere In Coronado

~Purple Onion Comedy Club Closing


More News

~The Kingston Trio turns 58 this year!!

~The Fretboard Journal's issue # 23 is a must read
You can still order it from their website : fretboardjournal
This issue (#23) features a very comprehensive interview with Bob Shane

~And Deering banjos are still $1000 off at the KT Store with no shipping! You can check them out on the banjo page at The Kingston Trio Store


Kingston Trio Lifetime Achievement Awards Acceptance Video

 

~If you ever thought about buying a Deering banjo, the time is now. The Kingston Trio Store Is selling Kingston Trio Deering Banjos at $1000 off the retail price and no shipping! Check them out at The Kingston Trio Store


The Fretboard Journal Interviews Bob Shane (this is an older interview - 2009) read here

Kingston Trio iPad App

~We are proud to announce our new Kingston Trio app for the iPad!
It's free, and you can get it here. Hope you enjoy it! HD iPad App

~And of course we still have our free iPhone app. Download it here

Kingston Trio iPhone App

The App contains music, concert schedules, videos, Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as photos, links to KT and related sites, and bios of the present and past members of the group. 

We also included an audio stream of full-length songs (which we will change from time to time) that start playing when the App launches. 

Larry Brambrut, owner and chief creative officer of VeryMobileApps in Atlanta, Ga, developed the App for us. Larry has been a folk singer and Kingston Trio fan since the beginning and said it was a great honor to be able to develop the App for the Trio. The Kingston Trio iPhone App is a " free" download from iTunes.

Just go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-kingston-trio/id347827042?mt=8 to download.  We hope you enjoy it!

~The Kingston Trio has a youtube channel! youtube.com/kingstontrio 


Check Out Our Facebook Page Too

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   Here's an interesting news tidbit: Goodwill's top selling item? Kingston Trio records!

 

~Those in the Kingston Trio family who have left us: Passings


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~The Kingston Trio has a blog page Kingston Trio Blog


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   Event Photos For You To Enjoy

  The Hungry i Exhibition in San Francisco View Photos
Kingston Trio 50 Year Hawaiian Cruise!  View Photos
 Trio Fantasy Camp 8 August 16-18, 2007 View Photos


Videos For You To Enjoy


Songs from Live From the Yuma DVD Yuma Video

Songs from the Java 5 nightclub DVD Java 5 Video

Read the latest Kingston Trio Reviews!
Reviews

Listen To George, Bill & Rick sing "Road To Freedom" (now that's harmony!)

A Welcome from The Kingston Trio

This is our Official Website. There are other websites devoted to us and our music, and some of them are very good, but this one is the Authorized Version. We want it to be useful, a place where you can find information about us, our history and our music, and where you can buy our stuff easily if you care to. This is where to come to find out about the latest KT news, and also what we are the most proud of.

The Grammy for
Tom Dooley
We've had a lot of fun putting this website together, and now that we're into our 58th year of The Kingston Trio, we're still having fun as entertainers on this long and wonderful journey. We'd like to thank all of you for the support you have given and continue to give us, and for your appreciation of folk music in general. We hope you enjoy looking at our site and seeing some of the memories that you have helped us make. And we hope you come back often!
 
The Kingston Trio Crossroads ...A message board where you'll find the questions and comments of others, and our responses where applicable. (NOTE: This message board is independent and not part of the Official Kingston Trio Website. The Kingston Trio doesn't necessarily endorse the postings on this message board).