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TALES AND TUNES FROM THE FOLK MUSIC ERA
December 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Bob Haworth as he traces the rise in popularity of traditional American folk on Friday, December 1, from 4:30—6:30 p.m. at the Shady Cove Branch Library, 22477 Highway 62.
Every song has a story and Bob strives to recreate a “hootenanny” atmosphere by encouraging everyone to sing along. From Woody Guthrie and The Weavers in the 1940’s and ’50’s to the many artists that caught the ear of music lovers throughout the 1960’s, including The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio. Join us for an entertaining and educational visit with America’s folk music heritage.
Bob Haworth graduated from Medford High School in 1965 and proceeded to spend the next 40 years on the road. Replacing original Brothers Four member, Mike Kirkland, Bob toured the world and recorded several albums with the hit folk group. Best known for favorites like “Greenfields,” “The Green Leaves of Summer” (nominated for an Academy Award as the theme song from the motion picture, “The Alamo,” starring John Wayne), “Try to Remember” and more, The Brothers Four topped the charts during the “Folk Music Era” of the 1960’s.
In 1985, Bob answered a call from close friends, The Kingston Trio, and stood in for original member, Nick Reynolds, for the next 20 years. As the top-selling folk group of all time, The Kingston Trio is synonymous with such classic hits as “Tom Dooley,” “Greenback Dollar,” and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?” to name a few. Bob recorded five albums with the group and made concert and television appearances all over the world. As an interesting coincidence, his final performance with The Kingston Trio was at the Britt Festival in 2005.
This free program is presented by the Shady Cove Friends of the Library. For more information, please call the Shady Cove Branch Library at 541-878-2270 or visit jcls.org.