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The Kingston Trio And The Folk Revival

  • Fourth Floor, Mike Curb Gallery
  • APR 26 - JAN 2017
  • M-F: 10:30am - 6:30pm
    S-S: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Curated by the Woody Guthrie Center, the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, and Kingston Trio Legacy Project, the exhibit traces the Folk Revival era of the early 1960s and spotlights the important contributions of the Kingston Trio in making folk music popular with a new generation.

Among the items included in the exhibit are:

  • Instruments owned by Kingston, Trio, Dave Van Ronk, Paddy Clancy, and John Sebastian
  • Handwritten documents from artists, including a special display of Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics of "Song to Woody"
  • Stage costume pieces worn by Kingston Trio, Josh White, Phil Ochs, and others
  • Multiple listening stations, video displays, and much more

"Without the Folk Revival of the late '50s and early '60s, America may never have been introduced to greats such as Kingston Trio, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, and Peter, Paul and Mary. This exhibit explores one of the great American music periods of the post-World War II era — beginning with pioneers such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger — and how it came to give rock & roll its conscience, and inspire a new generation of music fans."

-Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum

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The Kingston Trio and the Folk Revival will remain on display through January 2017.

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