Bob Shane told a story onstage for years, about the night the KT received the first grammy ever given for Best Country & Western Performance. According to Bob, Minnie Pearl came up after the presentation and said, "Thank goodness for the acceptance of the song "Tom Dooley." Country music has been slow in sales for a long time and it's now picking up."
Couple that with the fact that Nick, Bob and Dave started the Kingston Trio singing Hawaiian and Calypso music and Capitol Records called them folk singers, Bob Shane always said the group should be called "The Hawaiian Calypso Folk Group That Saved Country Music."
We wanted to capture that in a completely upbeat, far out t-shirt design and we think we did just that. Bob's famed saying is written in colorful graphics on the front, interspersed with a banjo and 2 guitars. Very cool. Color: Recycled Sand.