The Kingston Trio: Fifty-five Years of Entertaining with no signs of stopping! More than a half-century after emerging from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, The Kingston Trio is booking more appearances today than ever -- a sign of the boomer generation’s return to acoustic music. Many people are not only returning to see their prized Trio, but are taking their children and grandchildren in their wake. Beginning with their first album released in 1958—which included the hit recording of "Tom Dooley" that sold over three million copies as a single, the Trio went on to release nineteen albums that made Billboard Magazine’s Top 100, fourteen of which ranked in the top 10, and five of which hit the number 1 spot. Some of their instantly recognizable hits include: “MTA,” “Worried Man”, “Scotch and Soda” and “Tijuana Jail.” Today’s Kingston Trio consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. They artfully continue The Kingston Trio legacy and their trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound keep them touring 30 weeks out of the year. As one fan put it, "Our generation might not live forever, but I'll bet The Kingston Trio will!"
Claudia Jacobs’ voice and presence ride a wave from low-key bluesy to sweet and sassy which led one of her fans to grand her a “Hardcore Angel”. She recently released her long-awaited full length CD “Rally On " which reflects her wide range of influences from all country, folk and jazz, to R&B, bluegrass, and blues.
Three part vocals mixed with an acoustic, electric and bass guitar. That describes Gathering Time in a nutshell. However, the trio is much more than that. Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong and new member Gerry McKeveny use incredible harmonies and stage chemistry to make Gathering Time a favorite on Long Island. Their debut album, "Songs of Hope and Freedom," puts Long Island on the map of the folk music scene.
In the Patchogue Folk Festival tradition that started in 2006, we will have a free concert of Long Island acoustic music Live in the Lobby at 2:00. The Lobby show features FOLK GODDESSES and ROUGH FOLK plus Eddie Ayala, Karl Blessing, Travis Mckeveny, Leah Kay, Steve Mall and Cassandra House.