~There are only two camper spots left for our annual Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp, held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ August 5th - 9th. If you are interested in being a camper, please email Paul Rybolt and he can sign you up. These spots won't last long so please let Paul Rybolt know right away if you want to sign up.

Of course there are unlimited spots to come hang out without being a campers. Please check out Fantasy Camp News for everything you would like to know about Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp.

~We have some exciting news to report! We have been in talks with Terrell Cass of Terrel Cass Productions, and Chip Miller of Desert Cam Studios/Winmill Films since last November about merging our Kingston Trio documentary with their All Star Tribute.

We, along with Terrell and Chip and their entire production team will make the documentary of all of our dreams - including our original concepts but taking it much, much furthur. Read Desert Cam Studios' press release below:



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 2014 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 a venue in San Francisco, where the Trio launched their long and spectacular careers. Participating artists will be announced in the coming months, but will include the present-day Kingston Trio of Bill Zorn, George Grove, and Rick Dougherty, an historic appearance and performance by Bob Shane, The Punch Brothers, Joan Baez, and Arlo Guthrie.

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 38th year with The Kingston Trio!! Way to go.

~Bob Shane turned 80 on February 1st!! Wow.

~The Kingston Trio is going into its 57th 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!

Available Now At The Kingston Trio Store....

Everybody's Talking DVD The Folk Music Reunion DVD There's A Meetin' Here Tonight DVD Good Time Reunion At Devil's Lake DVD

Four resurrected gems - Everybody's Talking, The Folk Music Reunion, There's A Meetin' Here Tonight & Good Time Reunion At Devil's Lake
   All recorded circa 1981-1982 (except Everybody's Talking - 1986), & brought back to life on DVD. For more info, visit The Kingston Trio Store

Also Coming Soon...

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


~NEWS FLASH!! Fantasy Camp will be a 5 day camp this year!!

Fantasy Camp XV will be held August 5th - 9th 2014, once again at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

At this time we have 2 camper spots left, so please email Paul Rybolt if you are interested in being a camper. These spots will probably go fast!

There is always unlimited room for folks who just want to come hang out, jam, bask in the camaraderie and see the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday night shows.

To purchase 4 Night Passes or single night tickets for the Fantasy Camp Shows please visit: Fantasy Camp News

For info on the Fantasy Camp hospitality suites, please visit: Fantasy Camp News

For all other news, including how to book a hotel room for camp, please visit: Fantasy Camp News

Hope you all can make it back and have another rockin' time!

For fabulous photos of this year's camp taken by Paul Rybolt, please visit Paul's photo site at ryboltcox.com

For a fabulous blog that tells the whole story, please visit Jonathan Kolon's Blog

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

~The Kingston Trio biography, "Greenback Dollar" is an excellent history

Greenback Dollar, Biography of The Kingston Trio

Read Publisher's Notes

Purchase Now 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 57 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

~The Kingston Trio has an App for the iPhone and iPod touch!

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


~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 57th 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).