“Out of Time,” Kingston Trio TributeApr 23, 2016 | 4 comments
The Kingston Trio was America’s favorite music before the British Invasion, but largely forgotten because it didn’t fit Oldies Rock radio format. More than just Tom Dooley and MTA, the Trio was one of the most prolific groups in recording history. Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Zeppelin, Roberta Flack, the Monkeys, Fleetwood Mac and Peter Paul & Mary all borrowed from their diverse anthology. People are awestruck now when they hear this music performed with the vibrant style of the Trio.
Don’s from Richmond and Charlie’s from D.C. They met in Pheonix where the Trio has been involved with summer workshops for the last 15 years.
Don published the Trio’s “40 years history” booklet in 1997 and had the privilege of reuniting the group with the owner of the Hungry i club where the Trio got their start in 1957. The Kingstons have recognized that Don and Charlie are two of the best musicians to come out of their workshop camps.
Don and Charlie say they’re excited to play at Ashland Coffee & Tea because it’s got that “Hungry i” feel. Get ready for great sing-a-longs, and the band welcomes requests from the genre.
“The Kingston Trio…from the Hungry i” was the Trio’s first live album, released in 1959. It was recorded in 1958 at the San Francisco club Hungry i shortly after the release of their debut album “The Kingston Trio.” It was awarded an RIAA gold album in October 1960, and presented to the group in 1961.
Originally located on the ground floor of the International Hotel in San Francisco, the Hungry i was founded by Enrico Banducci. The eclectic club was also instrumental in the careers of Bill Cosby, Lenny Bruce, the Limeliters, the Gateway Singers, Mort Sahl, Dick Cavett, Woody Allen, Herb Alpert, John Phillips ( Mommas & the Papas), the Journeymen and Barbara Streisand in the early 60’s.
When Don published the “40 Years KT History” he presented the book to the Trio at a show on the Outer Banks, NC in July 1997. Remarkably, Enrico had retired with family in Richmond, so he agreed to ride to the Outer Banks with Don and Larry Fitch. Don said Bob and Nick tearfully fell together with him and called him “Pappa!” Don said he’ll never forget that party or the stories that were told that night.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the performance
Show starts at 8:00