The Kingston Trio Takes the Cascade Stage on January 13
For Immediate Release
The Cascade Theatre and Jefferson Public Radio present The Kingston Trio at Redding's historic Cascade Theatre on January 13, 2011 at 7:30pm.
In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation.
The Kingston Trio transformed folk music into a hot commodity and created a demand -- where none had existed before -- for young men and women strumming acoustic guitars and banjos and singing folk songs in harmony. From 1957 until 1963, the Kingston Trio was the most vital and popular folk group in the world. Equally important, the original trio -- Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, and Bob Shane -- in tandem with other, similar early acts such as the Limeliters, spearheaded a boom in the popularity of folk music that suddenly made it important to millions of listeners who previously had ignored it. The group's success and influence ushered in the next wave of folk artists -- musicains like Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary.
Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason... great songs that relect our culture. And fifty-four years after Tom Dooley shot to the top of the charts, the Trio is still on the road thirty weeks a year, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.
Tickets for The Kingston Trio can be purchased online at www.cascadetheatre.org or by phone at 530-243-8877.
The Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance Series is proudlly sponsored by US Bank.
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