’50s folk stars come to Farquhar

The Kingston Trio performs at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium, Sunday, Oct. 4

The Kingston Trio performs at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium Sunday.

Venture back to the sounds of ’50s folk this weekend when the Kingston Trio performs at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium, Sunday, Oct. 4.

Today featuring George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, the Kingston Trio launched the folk revival of the 1950s and is one of the few groups to survive the many changes in the world of music. Using only acoustic guitars and banjos, and singing simple yet memorable melodies, the band is credited with reawakening America to its own rich folk music heritage, with hits such as “Tom Dooley,” “MTA,” “Scotch and Soda” and “Tijuana Jail,” among others.

The trio was the No. 1 vocal group in the world, and in a feat yet to be surpassed, Billboard magazine listed four Kingston Trio albums in their Top 10 at the same time. The group has also collected two Grammy awards and numerous gold records.

The UVic performance gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60, $50 and $40, available from the UVic Ticket Centre at 250-721-8480, online a tickets.uvic.ca or from the University Centre.

 

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