The Folk Alliance
Region West (FAR-West) held their annual convention in Mesa,
AZ. October 24th-26th, 2008, and as part of the festivities,
the Kingston Trio was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
There to enjoy the camaraderie of hundreds of folk afficianados
and accept the award was Bob Shane, Bill Zorn and George Grove.
It was great fun and
like old home week for all. Bob said he visited with many friends
he hadn't seen in years, and met many new ones.
After accepting the
award, Bob graciously turned it over to George Grove, Kingston
Trio member for over 30 years.
Pictures (from top left):
The crowd applauds the Trio at the awards luncheon
Ed Labowitz presents the award to Bill, George and Bob as Steve
Bob Shane, Ed Labowitz, Bill Zorn, George Grove and Steve Brogden
After lunch, Bob, Bill and George participated in a question and
Bob, Bill, George and
Rick Dougherty all expressed their delight at receiving this
(pictures courtesy of
Russ Paris, Matt Kramer and Duff Ferguson)
|~Bob was presented with
his Bob Shane model Deering banjo in Las Vegas over the weekend
of March 2-3 by Greg Deering himself. It's a beauty. For more info
on the Kingston Trio series banjos and pictures: More
Martin Guitar Releases 00-21
Guitar To Celebrate The Trio's 50th Year
View Of The Label Inside The
50th Anniversary Guitar
The Kingston Trio 50th Year
Commemorative Martin Guitar
|Martin Guitar has released
a Kingston Trio 50th Anniversary Commemorative Guitar. It is a
00-21 in memory of Dave Guard who played this model. It's made
of Indian Rosewood and has a slotted head with leaf engraving on
the machines. Only 100 of these will be made. Bob took pictures
with the prototype.
Nick & Bob Recieve
Lifetime Achievement Award from Menlo College! Read
KINGSTON TRIO CHOOSES
HISTORIC YUMA THEATER
FOR DVD SPECIAL CONCERT
Trio, America's best known folk music group, has chosen the Historic
Yuma Theatre as the venue for a concert that will be video taped
for their new DVD.
The concert will be on Saturday, June 17, 2006, at 8 p.m. The theatre
is located next to the Yuma Art Center at 254 S. Main Street.
The particular focus of this concert will be to perform all of
their biggest and best known hit songs.
"The Historic Yuma Theatre was chosen for its excellent acoustics,
its wonderful period architecture, and intimate atmosphere which
is perfect for taping", according to producer Bill McCune
of McCune Television.
The theatre, which holds 650 people, was originally built in 1912,
but burned down soon after. It was rebuilt in the 1920's. Decades
later it had fallen into disrepair, and was actually used as a
garage. More recently, using grants and bond revenue, the City
of Yuma accurately restored the venue to its earlier Art Deco grandeur.
The CD/DVD of the concert is available for purchase at The
Kingston Trio Store
The Minneapolis Show
On November 13th, 2005 Was A Winning Combo!
Here: Kingston Trio, Tom Paxton & The Chad Mitchell Trio At
For more photos of the Minneapolis concert read Concert
Camp 6 - August 2005 - was one great event..
Check out the photos and
Kingston Trio's Original Instrument Poster
This is a limited
edition poster of the 3 original instruments used to cut
Tom Dooley and 7 gold albums! It's the first poster ever released by The
Trio and they are very proud of it. Original photography
by Bill Bush.
Now available for
purchase at The
Kingston Trio Store
T's `CharlieCard' more than just a token effort
By Jack Meyers
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Nearly a decade in the making, the MBTA is entering the homestretch
of a new $140 million fare collection system as officials yesterday
unveiled the ``CharlieCard,'' a debit-type card to be used on
the T in 2006.
a childhood ambition, Gov. Mitt Romney joined
the graying musicians of the Kingston Trio to belt out ``Charlie
on the MTA,'' the 1948 song protesting a possible nickel hike
in fares that inspired the name for the so-called ``smart card''
set to replace tokens in two years.
automated fare collection system ``is a great step forward
for our users,'' said Romney, just before kicking it with the
Kingston Trio. ``It allows us to use our equipment more effectively
. . . and have Charlie on the MTA finally get off that train.''
all the Charlie Card Photos.
Ailment Sidelines Bob Shane
From: Folk News, WFMA, Vol. 19, No. 2
Reviews Of The New Group Click Here
After 47 years as
the driving force behind The Kingston Trio, Bob Shane’s
health has forced him to leave the group indefinitely. Shane,
71, suffered a heart attack March 21st, 2004. He has quit smoking
and is recovering at home in Phoenix. His doctors have ruled
out any long distance travel for the time being.
Shane’s slot in the Trio is being filled by Bill Zorn,
formerly of the Limeliters and New Christy Minstrels. Zorn was
also part of The New Kingston Trio (which morphed back
into The Kingston Trio) with Shane from 1972-’76.“They’ve had just a fantastic response,” says
Shane. “They’re doing a wonderful job and they’re
doing a lot more songs.”
Shane is still receiving
oxygen as part of his recovery. He says his heart trouble was
triggered by a grueling travel schedule—criss-crossing
the country three times in just eight days.“It just caught
up with me,” he says. “Time
goes by: 47 years on the road is enough.”
“I miss it in
the sense of what I’ve done for so
long,” he says. “I miss the ego blast of being an
entertainer.”He says that reviews of
the Trio lineup with Zorn, George Grove and Rick Dougherty have
been outstanding, though. The group has
been well-received and is fulfilling all of the Kingston Trio
bookings on the calendar, he says.
“As long as you make music sound good, that’s what
counts,” Shane says. “As long as you’re honest
with the music.”
Bob Shane singing Scotch
and Soda with George, Bill and Bobby in Mesquite, NV. Bob
still has it!!