Bob Burlinson, Ed Callahan and George Jensen Performing At Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp 2015

The Irreconcilable Differences (Bob Burlinson, Ed Callahan & George Jensen)
Perform At Fantasy Camp 2015, Wearing Their Kingston Trio Show Shirts!

This year marked the16th annual Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp. The camp was started by John Stewart in 2000, and Bob Shane took it over in 2009. It was another remarkable camp, and everyone says, once again, "Best camp ever!" Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp keeps growing and becoming more special every year - as we all treasure the friends that we make there, and enjoy the wonderful shows put on by the campers.

And of course we'll have another one - Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp XVII - August 9th - 13th, 2016, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. For all the details about camp, please visit Fantasy Camp News

Paul Rybolt took over 500 photos - please have a look and enjoy them. There is also an option to buy high resolution photos of your choice:

The Kingston Trio Performs At San Francisco City Hall Celebration

Kingston Trio Performing At San Francisco City Hall Celebration June 19th, 2015

The city of San Francisco City Hall celebrated its 100 year anniversary June 19th, 2015 and The Kingston Trio was invited to sing, along with many other groups who also contributed to San Francisco's rich musical history. The outdoor concert was a huge success and the Trio was honored to be a part of it. Congratulations, SF City Hall!

The Kingston Trio All Star Tribute TV taping:
The Kingston Trio Perform At The Avalon Hollywood For Historic TV Taping Bob Shane Performs At Avalon Hollywood For Historic TV Taping

The Kingston Trio Performs At The Avalon Hollywood Under A Fabulous Stage Design, Bob Shane Performs Solo

Josh Reynolds Performs With Kingston Trio At Legendary Avalon Hollywood For TV Taping Bob Shane And The Kingston Trio Perform At Historic Avalon Hollywood For TV Taping

Josh Reynolds Joins George Grove & The Rest Of The Kingston Trio For M.T.A., Bob Shane Sings With The Kingston Trio
(photos courtesy of ©2015 Henry Diltz Photography)

Birds Eye View Of The Set Design At The Avalon Hollywood

Robert Friedman wrote a really nice show review: read here


All-Star Celebration for Folk Pioneers The Kingston Trio, Wows Sell-Out House! Historic Music Event at LA’s Avalon Hollywood Taped For Public Television

On June 21st and 22nd, 2015, music history was made at LA's Avalon Hollywood (formerly the Hollywood Palace Theater), during a two-day taping of a new Public Television Live Concert Pledge Special: "The Kingston Trio: A Celebration!" Numerous musical icons gathered to pay tribute to the legacy of The Kingston Trio , one of the four best-selling acts in the history of Capitol Records, along with The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Frank Sinatra!

Beach Boys' Al Jardine, following The Beach Boy’s concert the night before at The Greek Theater, surprised current Trio members Bill Zorn, George Grove, and Rick Dougherty with a walk-on performance of "Sloop John B," a song The Trio recorded in the mid-50’s. When Zorn boasted The Trio recorded the tune first, Jardine deadpanned with, “but we had the hit,” then launched straight into The Beach Boys’ timeless version, playing Carl Wilson’s Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar, and backed by The Trio doing Mike Love/Brian and Carl Wilson harmonies.

Sixties hitmaker Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction," "Green, Green"), sang the Trio’s classic "Greenback Dollar," a number one hit he co-wrote with Hoyt Axton. And when the Trio began their version of "La Bamba," recorded even before Ritchie Valens and Los Lobos did it, the crowd went wild when international singer, Trini Lopez, danced out to join The Trio for a rousing rendition of the song that he too, had a major hit with in the 70’s.

The evening featured surprise performances by fellow folk trio The Limeliters (Gaylan Taylor, Andy Corwin & Don Marovich), popular Northern California folk singer Sana Christian, and an emotional appearance by Josh Reynolds, a look-alike and sound-alike of his father, the late Nick Reynolds, co-founder of the original Kingston Trio. Josh performed his dad’s big Trio hit, “MTA” at the Sunday show, which was also Father’s Day. This theme that played out again when actress and photographer, Shari Belafonte, joined the production as the official still photographer. The Trio took their name from a lyric in the popular Harry Belafonte song, “Jamaica Farewell.”

But the evening’s highlight was an appearance by the legendary Bob Shane, co-founder and sole-surviving member of the original Kingston Trio (Reynolds, Dave Guard, and Guard replacement, beloved songwriter, John Stewart). After suffering a heart attack a decade ago, Shane has only made infrequent appearances with the Trio.

After a five-minute standing ovation, Shane delighted fans - new and old, with perfect renditions of “Scotch and Soda” and “Tom Dooley.” After another lengthy ovation, he brought out some special, longtime fans to join him in a rare performance of “Scarlett Ribbons”: Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) and Al Jardine (The Beach Boys). The packed house stood for another five minutes as they joined Bob on stage.

The producers will now begin taping testimonials and/or additional tribute performances from Tom Paxton, Brian Wilson, Woody Allen, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Steve Martin, Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons), Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood MAC), John Sebastian, Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary), The Punch Brothers, Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), Paul Simon, Mort Sahl, and Bruce Springsteen. The show will air in 2016.

Amongst the VIP’s in the Avalon audience were superstar rock photographer Henry Diltz; MTV ground breaker and former film partner of The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith, William Dear; San Francisco radio personality, Ray White; film & TV actress Tracy Brooks Swope; and Gregg and Janet Deering of Deering Banjos. Fans came from all over the world to be part of the celebration, from as far away as Germany, England, Brazil, Japan, and Taiwan.

Award-winning PBS Television Producer/Host, Terrel Cass, produced with Chip Miller, who was also the concert special’s director. “The Kingston Trio: A Celebration!” is a production of Desert C.A.M. Studios/Winmill Films and Terrel Cass Productions, in association with The Kingston Trio Company.

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

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


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

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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



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!"


~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. Amazing footage shot at a two day all star concert June 21st & 22nd at the Avalon Hollywood, and much more to come.

~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 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 to download.  We hope you enjoy it!

~The Kingston Trio has a youtube channel! 

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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


~The Kingston Trio has a blog page Kingston Trio Blog


   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!

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).