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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 02/28/2007- UCM's Performing Arts Series brings the legendary harmonies and nostalgic melodies of The Kingston Trio to Warrensburg Friday, March 16. Travel back in time with all-time favorites like "This Land is Your Land" and "Tom Dooley" during the 7:30 p.m. performance in Hendricks Hall.
Fifty Years of Music History and Traditions
The Kingston Trio
Formed in 1957, The Kingston Trio has survived the changes in music trends by maintaining the close harmonies that are the group’s trademark. Using only acoustic guitars and banjos and singing simple, yet memorable melodies, The Kingston Trio revolutionized American popular music, reawakening American to its own rich folk music heritage.
Number One Vocal Group in the World
The release of "Tom Dooley" in 1958 kicked off the folk music revival and set the stage for protest movement of the 1960s. The Kingston Trio was the number one vocal group in the world, with records sales and concert draws matched only by The Beatles.
A New Generation of Fans
Although the members of the trio have changed over the years, the group has remained faithful to its sound and audiences. The current members of the group, George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, continue to tour 30 weeks per year, performing many of the original Kingston Trio arrangements to an increasing number of new fans.
Join Us for the After-Party
Following the performance, an after-party is planned at Heroes Restaurant in downtown Warrensburg, featuring more of the music of the era provided by KOKO-AM radio, Warrensburg.
Get Your Tickets Now!
Tickets for The Kingston Trio are going fast, so reserve your seats now! Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Series Box Office in Mo’s Print and Copy Center, Elliott Union 213, by calling 660-543-8607, or you can purchase your tickets online.