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For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: September 6th, 2014

 

The Kingston Trio in Concert - An Evening of Music, Fun and Nostalgia, Midwest City, OK, September 6th

 

Formed in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard, the original Kingston Trio was the most popular musical group in America in the late 1950s and early 60s.  When their recording of Tom Dooley became a nationwide hit in 1958, it launched a string of recording industry sales milestones which have never been broken (including four LP albums in Billboards top-five at one time).

 

Left to right: George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. View Larger Image

 

Midwest City, Oklahoma, July 14, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - A memorable night of great music, fun and nostalgia are in store when The Kingston Trio with a special appearance by original founding member Bob Shane takes the stage at the Rose State Performing Arts Theater, 6000 Trosper Rd., Midwest City, OK, on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm..  With hits such as Tom Dooley, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, The M.T.A., A Worried Man, Scotch & Soda and many more, the Kingston Trio is one of the few groups that has not only survived, but flourished in the ever changing world of music. 


There will be a special appearance by original founding member Bob Shane

Formed in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard, the original Kingston Trio was the most popular musical group in America in the late 1950s and early 60s.  When their recording of Tom Dooley became a nationwide hit in 1958, it launched a string of recording industry sales milestones which have never been broken (including four LP albums in Billboards top-five at one time).  Their fun loving, apolitical nature made the trio a fan favorite of young and old while they were unwittingly creating a national resurgence in the popularity of folk music.
 
More than 50 years have gone by since then, but today's Kingston Trio - consisting of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty - remains as fresh, musical and fun loving as each of the members who has contributed to the musical institution the group has become during the past half century.  Trademark three-part harmonies, a clean, crisp acoustic musical sound, and a fun, engaging stage presentation are all cornerstones of a Kingston Trio performance.
 
As Bob Shane puts it, "Folk music is timeless and there is a new and tremendous demand for our type of acoustic music - and it's not just from those who remember the Kingston Trio.  People of all ages love to hear us sing, they love to sing along, and they love for us to tell a story - and make it good.  That's just what we've been having a great time doing since 1957."
 
Joining the Kingston Trio on the program will be Your Fatherís Mustache led by the founder of the popular international nightclub chain, Joel Schiavone.  When America was in the midst of a nostalgia boom following WWII, Your Father's Mustache responded with striped vested banjo bands leading old fashioned sing along favorites in crowded nightclubs in New York, Chicago, New Orleans and other major cities throughout the U.S. and abroad.  They were regulars on the Ed Sullivan Show, performed at the White House and in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and, in 2011 Your Father's Mustache celebrated their 50th anniversary with a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.
 
This unique concert program is hosted by the American Banjo Museum.  Living up to its reputation as a national treasure in downtown Oklahoma City, the museum displays the largest collection of banjos on public display in the world.  Through interpretive exhibits, the colorful story of the banjo's nearly 400 year evolution in America is told in word and song.  Part of that heritage is coming to Oklahoma City when American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame members, The Kingston Trio and Your Fatherís Mustache perform in concert at Rose State College on September 6th at 7PM.

 

Tickets for this one night only event are $25.00 to $35.00 and are on sale now at the OKC Civic Center box office or online at www.okcciviccenter.com.

 

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Oklahoma, Midwest City, Event Date: September 6, 2014

The Kingston Trio in Concert - An Evening of Music, Fun and Nostalgia, Midwest City, OK, September 6th

A memorable night of great music, fun and nostalgia are in store when The Kingston Trio with a special appearance by original founding member Bob Shane takes the stage at the Rose State Performing Arts Theater, 6000 Trosper Rd., Midwest City, OK, on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm..  With hits such as Tom Dooley, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, The M.T.A., A Worried Man, Scotch & Soda and many more, the Kingston Trio is one of the few groups that has not only survived, but flourished in the ever changing world of music.  Formed in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard, the original Kingston Trio was the most popular musical group in America in the late 1950s and early 60s.  When their recording of Tom Dooley became a nationwide hit in 1958, it launched a string of recording industry sales milestones which have never been broken. This unique concert program is hosted by the American Banjo Museum.  Tickets for this one night only event are $25.00 to $35.00 and are on sale now at the OKC Civic Center box office or online at www.okcciviccenter.com.   www.americanbanjomuseum.com

 

 

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