Tue, Apr 04|
Folk Legacy Trio
Time & Location
Apr 04, 7:30 PM
Ripon, 301 N Acacia Ave, Ripon, CA 95366, USA
About The Event
Who better to sing the songs from the great American Folk Song era than members of the legendary groups, the Kingston Trio, the Limelighters, and the Diamonds?
The Folk Legacy Trio features true folk music veterans: George Grove sang in The Kingston Trio for 41 years; Rick Dougherty was a member of the Limeliters and The Kingston Trio for 25 years; Jerry Siggins was the lead singer of legendary doo-wop group, The Diamonds, for 27 years. With their signature dynamic vocals and instrumentals, together, these three masters deliver the best-loved songs from the 50s-the mid 70s, from their own former groups as well as from other musical peers they knew and performed with like The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, The New Christy Minstrels, The Brothers Four, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Denver.
There are few musicians today that have been charged with saving a genre of music. There are fewer yet that have the ability to do so. George, Rick and Jerry are accomplished in every facet of vocal performance and entertainment. With the recent resurgence of ‘new folk’ it is only fitting that the Folk Legacy Trio be formed as the foundation to a new generation of folk lovers. — Bob Poynton, The Lettermen
About the Artists
In 2018, three superstars from the Kingston Trio, Limeliters, and the Diamonds, teamed up to carry on the legacy from the vibrant American folk music revival of decades past.
The Folk Legacy Trio was born. Now, instruments in hand, and in full voice, George Grove, Rick Dougherty, and Jerry Siggins bring the songs and stories of the great American folk era to communities across the country and the globe.
George Grove grew up with music in Hickory, North Carolina, playing trumpet and piano by the time he was 4 years old. As an adult, he performed in the Army Band, before heading to Nashville. Being a background picker at The Grand Ole Opry, led George almost directly into a 41-year career as banjoist extraordinaire with The Kingston Trio.
Rick Dougherty doesn't remember a time when he didn't sing. He has written dozens of songs, arranged music for vocal groups, and has even directed opera (only under duress, he says). He hit the international stages first as Glenn Yarbrough’s replacement in The Limeliters for 14 years and later added his ringing tenor voice to The Kingston Trio for the next dozen.
Jerry Siggins sang barbershop on Main Street in Disneyland with the famous Dapper Dans quartet, then drove cross country at theme park’s behest in 1971, to open the new Walt Disney World and sing in the Florida-based Dapper Dans. Jerry also performed at Tokyo Disneyland, sang in a Celtic band for a decade, and acted in various theater and television shows, before joining legendary Doo-Wop group, The Diamonds, singing songs like Little Darlin’ for the next 27 years.