after 15 years in the hopper, my book, “Tales From The Road” has just been released. This is a cautionary tale for anyone who fantasizes about going on the road with a major entertainment act. Yeah, I did that – 15 years with The Brothers Four and another 20 years with The Kingston Trio. This book is filled with stories about my adventures with those groups, as well as an account of my early years, including my pre-adulthood in the Rogue Valley. Tales from the Road by Bob Haworth is available from – Hellgate Press or from Amazon.com. I’ll also have it on my website soon and I’m hoping to have copies for sale wherever I perform.
This book came about in response to requests from many folk music fans who longed for a glimpse behind the curtain. What was life like on the road? What did it take to survive the daily grind of travel and performing? What was it like to share the stage with other top-of-the-charts acts? And what went on back stage? So many questions often asked, so I had to compile all my tales into a hopefully enlightening and entertaining account of life on the road. Hope you grab a copy and enjoy reading it! Happy to sign it for you if you’d like to bring it to one of our shows.
Two of Southern Oregon’s favorite entertainers have joined forces to delight audiences
with their superb vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess.
As a teenager in Baltimore, Maryland, John Hollis began playing in coffeehouses
while also studying classical guitar at the Peabody Music Conservatory. Moving
west after high school, he was bitten by the rodeo bug, riding bulls in the Northwest
Rodeo Association. The western lifestyle found its way into John’s music as he became
a featured performer at cowboy festivals and rodeos. Moving to Southern Oregon, John
entertained patrons of Callahan’s Mt. Ashland Lodge for over 19 years.
Bob Haworth took to the road after graduating from Medford High School, replacing
the lead tenor in the hit folk group, The Brothers Four. Then in 1985, he was invited
to join The Kingston Trio, standing in for original member, Nick Reynolds. Bob
toured the world and recorded several albums with both groups until 2005, when he set
his sights on a solo career. Since returning to the Rogue Valley, Bob has developed a
loyal following, performing at a variety of local venues.
Hollis & Haworth present a high-energy show featuring an eclectic blend of “neo-akoostik” song stylings. Accompanying their world-class vocal harmonies with a variety of instruments, they win new fans with every performance. For more information or to book a date for John and Bob to liven up your venue, private party or special event !
Bookings at 303-232-2462.
Tales & Tunes
of the Kingston Trio
of the Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio hit the airwaves in 1958 with their rendition of a 19th-century ballad about a convicted murderer named Tom Dooley. Captivating the record-buying public with a musical genre known as “folk music”, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard quickly became Capitol Records’ top-selling act. Over the next ten years the group produced more than a dozen Top 10 albums, garnered eight Grammy nominations and played to sold-out audiences around the world.
The Kingston Trio’s personnel changed several times during the ensuing decades, and in 1985, they enlisted the services of Bob Haworth, a veteran of The Brothers Four, to fill the tenor role. Bob sang with the group until 2005, when he left to pursue his solo singer/song-writer career. But his legacy as a member of this iconic group followed him and his audiences have continued to request the hit songs that live on in our treasure trove of American music. In response, Haworth has created a two-hour retrospective entitled “Tales & Tunes of The Kingston Trio” to present the music and tell the story of this amazing musical phenomenon.
Tapping on the talents of John Hollis and Andrew Brock to fill out the Trio, Bob Haworth takes us back in time to relive the music that got the world singing along with such memorable tunes as “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”, “Greenback Dollar”, “Scotch and Soda”, and of course, “Tom Dooley”, to name a few. The show includes 26 of The Kingston Trio’s biggest hits, interwoven with fascinating stories about the group’s rise to stardom and its impact on the American music scene. More than just an entertainment vehicle, “Tales & Tunes of The Kingston Trio” serves as an historical documentation of an era that spawned such folk artists as Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Brothers Four and many others.
This show is suitable for all ages and even if you’re too young to have heard this music on the radio, you’re sure to find yourself tapping your feet and having a great time.
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