There are only a handful of music artists that so heavily influenced the course of American music, and what's perhaps most
interesting is they aren't who you'd expect them to be. Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis, Madonna, Michael Jackson - those are
the names that first come to mind when thinking of industry heavyweights and game changers, but all of these musicians had
their Wizard of Oz, their man behind the curtain. For people like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and other folk heroes, it was the
Kingston Trio, the wildly talented and prolific folk band from San Francisco that popularized folk music for the radio masses
and showed audiences and other artists what it means to tell a story through music. As vibrant today as they ever were, the
Kingston Trio is a sight to behold, so hurry over to StubHub to get your concert
In 1957 America was ready for a new kind of music. Fresh out of college, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard took much-neglected
folk music and injected it with a fun, lively twist irresistible to young audiences looking for something fresh, and what
came out was something nobody could resist. The Kingston Trio's music was rooted in American popular culture but performed
in an exciting way that remains magnetic today. Like other lauded artists of the day, The Kingston Trio created a national
audience for their new style of music and caused a seismic shift in the way music was thought about and presented. Their talents
haven't faded in the least, and the Kingston Trio still knows how to put on an awesome show!
The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene in the late 1950s to take the Bay Area and country
by storm, launching the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time and steering music in
a new direction. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Kingston Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide
fame and influenced the musical tastes of a generation. Thanks to the music of the Kingston Trio, audiences then and now expect
good music to not just sound great but to connect, to resonate and have an impact, and that's a debt nobody can ever repay.
But tickets to see the band live is a good start!
Prior to 1957, folk music was viewed as a horse as the new sounds of rock n' roll were the cars rolling ahead. But the
Kingston Trio showed there was still room for folk music and that people will always want to connect to their music. So instead
of rock music edging out folk and making it extinct, it was folk that changed rock, forcing it to incorporate a more grounded
purpose, and that was due to the efforts of the Kingston Trio, the band from San Fran that showed American how folk rocks!
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More than half a century later, after countless musical derivations and births and failures, the Kingston Trio has played
on, remaining popular for one simple reason: they play great music. Whether you heard them all those years ago or are just
discovering them for the first time, the Kingston Trio are an absolute joy, a national treasure that never fails to delight.
56 years after Tom Dooley shot to the top of the charts, the Kingston Trio is still on the road 30 weeks a year, bringing
back all the great memories and making new ones. Purchase rock
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