New CD Release Date
Our apologies for all of you who are waiting so patiently for The Trio's new CD. Bob Shane has decided that he wants to hold off the release of the CD until Fantasy Camp (August 8th - 12th).
For one thing most of the contributing writers will be there and Bob thought that releasing it then would honor them, plus where better place to release it, especially since this is the 60th year anniversary of the Kingston Trio. That's a jubilee!!
The CD will go for sale online at The Kingston Trio Store during that time too, so don't worry if your can't be at camp. We'll have it for you at the same time.
It's only 2 months away and will be worth the wait!
A great interview of Bob Shane from 1997, posted not too long ago by Craig Morrison on his website.
As Craig explained, "Good things take time!" (you should check out Crag's other interviews too) Read
The Kingston Trio's PBS Show "The Kingston Trio Celebration," is now available for
sale at The Kingston Trio Store. Full show available on DVD; soundtrack only on CD
CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR LONG 75th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
|The Kingston Trio is #34 on the list of the 75th anniversary collection!
Bob Shane: "What An Honor." Read about it: capitolrecords.com
Fantasy Camp 2017 Only 2 Months Away!
We can't tell you how much we appreciate the talent, friendship, support and tremendous good will that all the campers, Bloodliners, friends & family bring to Scottsdale, AZ every year for our annual camp. Camper spots are sold out for this year's camp but...
That doesn't mean you can't come hang out and enjoy the shows and the experience. There's plenty of room for that. To be put on a running wait list to be a camper please email Paul Rybolt. For more camp info, please visit Fantasy Camp News
Paul Rybolt took hundreds of photos of camp XVII- he has them uploaded to his website. Click on the link below and look for the camp 17-2016 folder. There will also an option to buy high resolution photos of your choice: ryboltcox.com
Our new PBS TV Pledge Special, "The Kingston Trio Celebration" was released June 4, 2016!
The show will be broadcast in various cities for 25 months, so check (or bug) your local PBS affiliate stations for dates and times.
According to a long time PBS employee, "Never have I seen a show picked up so quickly by so many public televsion affilitates."
This historic two-day concert features The Kingston Trio (George Grove, Bill Zorn & Rick Dougherty); Al Jardine (The Beach Boys); Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles); Barry "Eve of Destruction" McGuire (formerly of The New Christy Minstrels); Trini Lopez, Josh Reynolds (son of the Trio's late Nick Reynolds); Henry Diltz (world famous music photographer & member of The Modern Folk Quartet); The Limeliters; Sana Christian; Paul Gabrielson, and includes a rare appearance by the iconic co-founder and sole surviving member of the original Kingston Trio, Mr. Bob Shane!
Note: This show is the first in a 3 step process. PBS has asked for a second show ("We want more Kingston Trio!") which will air sometime later this year or the beginning of next year; the 3rd step is the expanded DVD of The Kingston Trio's history, something we have all been waiting for.
See photos, show notes & the original press release of the concert furthur below.
The Kingston Trio Celebration Taping For PBS:
The Kingston Trio Performs At The Avalon Hollywood Under A Fabulous Stage Design, Bob Shane Performs Solo
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
More Show Notes
Original Concert Press Release: read
Kingston Trio Inducted Into Banjo Hall of Fame
The Kingston Trio's induction into the Banjo Hall of Fame was held Sept. 5th, 2014 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
MILESTONES THIS YEAR:
~George Grove is starting his 41st year with The Kingston Trio!! Way to go.
~Bob Shane turned 83 on February 1st, wow.
~The Kingston Trio is celebrating its 60th year! Who woulda thunk??
~Paul Gabrielson is in his 29th year with The Kingston Trio. Go Paul!!
~After 18 Years of Fantasy Camp, we are going strong. We've had to extend to a 5 day camp. Yahoo.
~PBS began airing "The Kingston Trio - A Celebration!" as a pledge drive starting June 4th, 2016, and it will run for 25 months. Amazing footage shot at a two day all star concert June 21st & 22nd 2015 at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, CA will be included, along with a lot more footage from all over.
~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 Traveling Museum Exhibit has been extremely popular. The exhibit started its run in Coronado, CA in the summmer of 2014, then moved to The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma Cty, where it ran until the fall of 2014. It is now with the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK, and after finishing it's run there in the Spring of 2016, will be housed permanently in the Grammy Museum. Click on the link below for more info.
~Kingston Trio Exhibit Travelling to American Banjo Museum
~Purple Onion Comedy Club Closing