UVic welcomes Kingston Trio

Classic folk music will fill Farquhar Auditorium Sunday

It’s hard for some music to withstand the test of time, but the Kingston Trio is a testament to the power of music, leading a six-decade folk revival.

The Grammy Award-winning 1950s folk three-piece is bringing their consistent sound to the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 4, for a night of acoustic bliss.

Founded in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard, the trio emerged from San Fransisco’s North Beach club scene to take the United States by storm. Using only acoustic guitars, banjos and catchy melodies, they revolutionized popular music and reintroduced America to its rich folk music heritage.

Their hits include Tom Dooley, MTA, Scotch and Soda and Tijuana Jail, among others. The group had 14 albums break into Billboard’s top 10, five of which went to the No. 1 position. Additionally, the Kingston Trio had four albums in the Top 10 at the same time – a feat that has yet to be surpassed.

With time, the group has undergone numerous lineup changes. The current lineup consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty.

The show takes over the Farquhar Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, $50 and $60, with a general four-pack of tickets for $220.

Tickets are available at the auditorium box office in building B115 (open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or online at tickets.uvic.ca. For ticket information, call 250-721-8480 or email ticket@uvic.ca.

 

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