The Folk Collection
Saturday, August 6, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)singing the classic songs of the 60's folk era, in 3-part harmony $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
August 06 8:00 pm

The Folk Collection, a harmonious quartet based in
Southern California, performs a choice selection of the songs made famous by the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, and other great artists of the mid-20th century folk music revival. From "Blowin' in the Wind" and "This Land is Your Land" to "Four Strong Winds," the group aims to please with a nostalgic, entertaining singalong. They recently added a medley of TV western theme songs from the 50s—familiar to young audiences who have seen these shows on cable TV.

Tony Unger, Ed Labowitz, and Mike Sirota, along with bass guitarist Bob Packham, grew up in the 1960s, and fell in love with the story songs and three-part harmonies of that acoustic era. Ed and Tony, who have been a duo on and off since their days at Hollywood High School, have this to say of their group: "The turnouts at our shows confirm that there are many baby boomers, as well as younger folks, who really like listening to words and harmonies—and joining in when the mood and song fit. We get a real kick out of watching teenagers, who reluctantly come to our show as a favor to a parent or grandparent, and leave smiling and humming tunes we sang."

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