Sixty years ago in October, the Kingston Trio’s self-titled debut album entered the Billboard album charts, propelled by the single “Tom Dooley.”
The song sold over 3 million copies, and the album would remain on the chart for four years. “The Kingston Trio” spent one week in the top spot in 1959 and was certified gold on Jan. 19, 1961.
With that album, founding members Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane helped ignite the folk music revival of the late 1950s.
On the “Keep the Music Playing” tour, which comes to the Bing Crosby Theater on Tuesday, the current members of the trio – Tim Gorelangton, Bob Haworth and Mike Marvin – will celebrate the band’s storied career.
Gorelangton, Haworth and Marvin have strong connections to the original group.
Gorelangton is one of the few musicians outside of the Kingston Trio to have recorded with Reynolds, while the Spokane-born Haworth performed with the original trio for periods of time between 1985 and 1999 and returns to the band after 13 years away.
Marvin is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who also acted as Marvin’s musical mentor.
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