Thanks for your post, courtesy of Josh. It is very timely and helpful.
You have always been fair and generous with your performers, and I am certain that the current Trio will receive the same consideration. They will be missed, and I am hopeful that their extraordinary musical careers will continue in a way that is fulfilling to them and to those who recognize their immense talent.
And Josh, Mike and Tim, I wish you well. You have huge shoes to fill, but you know that. I hope to see a live performance at some point, since that is the true measure of the energy that I anticipate - the energy that your predecessors have always projected so well and which is the hallmark of the Kingston Trio.
: To Kingston Trio Fans and family worldwide:
: I am pleased to announce the Kingston Trio legacy will be carried forth by Josh
: Reynolds, Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, who will begin performing as the Kingston
: Trio in October 2017. As you all know, Josh is the son of founding member, and my
: friend and partner Nick Reynolds, and Mike Marvin is Nick’s cousin. Rounding it out
: is Tim Gorelangton, one of the only people Nick ever recorded with outside the Trio.
: It was Nick Reynolds’ and my fondest hope that Josh and Mike would carry on the
: Trio and family legacy.
: Meanwhile, the current lineup of Kingston Trio, George Grove, Bill Zorn, and Rick
: Dougherty are scheduled to retire at the end of September 2017 after years of
: thrilling audiences nationwide.
: I am also pleased to announce that the Kingston Trio Fantasy Camp commences as
: planned on August 8, 2017 and we are looking forward to a successful week in
: Scottsdale, Arizona.
: The Kingston Trio has been touring nonstop for 60 years, and I am looking forward to
: another sixty years!
: ~Bob Shane