Our story begins with Nick Reynolds who, along with Bob Shane and Dave Guard, founded this iconic San Francisco folk group in 1955. Through talent and tenacity they rose to become the undisputed kings of the acoustic musical genre that exploded onto the American scene.
From the late '50's through the early '60's they dominated the creation and artistic exploration of folk music. Indeed, in 1958 the Kingston Trio took home the first Grammy ever awarded to a country group.
One year later, they were honored with a second Grammy, this time as a folk group. In truth, they never classified themselves as either, but more as a musical and vocal group that performed a variety of styles. Audiences worldwide agreed.
Recently, the Kingston Trio received the "Grand Grammy" of Grammys--The Lifetime Achievement Award. Reserved for those select few who have attained spectacular success in the music business over an extended career, this honor places the Trio among the heady pantheon of names like Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker and The Beatles.