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 Individual Kingston Trio Tickets on Sale Monday for SRU Peformance 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Aug. 10, 2006

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine: 724-738-4854; gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

INDIVIDUAL KINGSTON TRIO TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SEPT. 15 PERFORMANCE  AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Individual tickets for The Kingston Trio’s Sept. 15 concert at Slippery Rock University go on sale Monday, [Aug. 14], the opening event for the university’s 2006-2007 Performing Arts Series. The folk group has released more than 30 albums and is expected to perform a number of hits, including “Lemon Tree” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for those 62 and older or 17 and under, and $8 for SRU students. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium. Call 724-738-2091.

Almost 50 years after “Tom Dooley” shot to the top of the charts, the Kingston Trio is still on the road 30 weeks a year. Originally from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene, the folk group enjoyed unprecedented record sales in the 1950s and ‘60s following hits such as “M.T.A” and “Try to Remember.”

The trio’s current line up consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. Like earlier incarnations, they play acoustic guitars and banjos. 

Grove has been a member of the Trio for 28 years, citing the group’s 1983 performance at Carnegie Hall as a career highlight. He recently relocated from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and received a graduate degree in jazz composition from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Zorn bought his first guitar in 1958 and began performing professionally in the early 1960s. His career has included USO tours to South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Libya, Europe and the Caribbean. Dougherty has been playing and singing folk music for nearly 40 years, joining the Trio in 2002.

Subscriptions for SRU’s entire Performing Arts series, including appearances by Rockapella on Dec. 2, the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops on Feb. 7, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans on March 30 and a separate performance of “Seussical” on May 20 are available as well. Call 724-738-2091.

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