03/01/19 - Americana Folk Band: The Limeliters

For 60 years the Limeliters have entertained standing room only crowds with their incredible vocal harmonies and zany sense of humor.

They first made their mark in folk clubs and on college campuses during the height of the folk music boom of the early 60's. Before long, founding members Alex Hassilev, Lou Gottlieb and Glenn Yarbrough emerged as one of the dominant voices of the early 1960’s folk music scene. A string of best selling albums for RCA Records and frequent appearances on dozens of major TV shows quickly made them a household name. For three years they were the musical representatives for Coca-Cola, and their rendition of the jingle “Things Go Better with Coke” became a national hit.

Time Magazine summed up their appeal with the following memorable quote: “If the button down scrubbed looking Kingston Trio are the undergraduates of big- time folk singing, The Limeliters are the faculty.”Over the years, the lineup of the group has featured several spectacularly talented new members, but The Limeliters have never deviated from the integrity of the fabulous sound that they pioneered and they are still one of the most exciting and entertaining vocal acts touring the country.

Andy Corwin – Bass & Vocals
A native New Yorker, Andy first came on to the folk scene in the early 1990s as the long haired, scraggly bass player of The Foremen, a Los Angeles- based, folk music /comedy quartet, best remembered for clever and literate political satire. As a solo singer-songwriter, Andy has performed throughout The U.S. --- and his off-beat comedy songs have been awarded top honors at several folk festivals. He is also an accomplished documentary filmmaker and television editor whose work has appeared on PBS, The History Channel, A & E, Nat Geo, Discovery Networks and HGTV, to name but a few. Since joining The Limeliters, in 2004, he has been holding forth as the group's spokesman and “middle voice”.

Steve Brooks – Guitar & Vocals
Cross two famous guys named Brooks – Garth and Mel – and you get Austin singer-songwriter Steve Brooks. A classic Texas troubadour who mixes storytelling, humor, heartbreak and cracker-barrel philosophy, his songs have been recorded by more than a dozen Americana artists, like Slaid Cleaves, Christine Albert and Russell Crowe. He wrote a song-a-week for Jim Hightower’s nationally-syndicated radio show and appeared on TV’s “I’ve Got a Secret” as six-time World Pun Champion. Writes Stave Magazine, “He is simply the most clever man you’ll hear with a guitar.”

Rick Dougerty – Guitar & Vocals
Rick Dougherty doesn't remember a time when he didn't sing, and his beautiful tenor voice has garnered him compliments from Judy Collins, Chet Atkins and Tom Paxton, to name just a few. It has also led to a long and wide-ranging career in music. As a youth he performed solo throughout the West, developing a versatile finger-style guitar technique to accompany himself and expanding his repertoire from folk to standards and jazz. He graduated Sonoma State University in 1987 and in the following thirteen years directed 37 operas, and was the arranger for two a cappella groups.

In 1990 he became a member of The Limeliters and performed with them until 2003 when he left the group to sing with Glenn Yarbrough as part of the "This Land Is Your Land" folk tour. At the end of the tour in 2005, he was invited to join The Kingston Trio with whom he performed nationwide until late 2017. Rick continues to perform across the country and conducts workshops on voice and guitar. He recently published “Sounding Good on One Guitar”, a guitar manual for beginning to advanced intermediate players which has received excellent reviews.

George Grove – Banjo & Guitar
George’s early musical life began with the piano and trumpet with an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1969, followed by a stint in the Army Band at Fort Monroe, VA. After the Army he moved to Nashville, hoping to become “the next big star.”So did every other young rising musician in the early ‘70s, so George felt darned fortunate to perform with and make friends with some wonderful people who either shared the biz or taught the biz to him, such as Roy Acuff, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Billy Edd Wheeler, Johnny Cash and, as they say, a host of others.

George joined The Kingston Trio in 1976 playing banjo & guitar and singing “the fun notes". With a Master of Music degree in Composition, the creation of orchestral scores fell to him, and the Trio consequently performed Pops Concerts with most of the major symphony orchestras in America. Since leaving The Kingston Trio in 2017, George has been ironing napkins and repairing his old tennis shoes.

 

Friday March 1, 2019 | 8:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

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