Posts Tagged ‘trio’


The Boxcars Folk Trio 2013

August 22, 2013

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Band: The Boxcars
Year: 2013
From: Chatham-Kent
Genre: 60’s folk (covers)
Formed: Circa 2010

Brenda Kent – vocals
Glen Burk – acoustic guitar & harmonica
Noel Marentette – vocals & songwriter.

Notes: The Boxcars are Chatham-Kent’s newest Folk Trio




Jack Austin Trio 1977

January 4, 2010

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Band: Jack Austin Trio
Year: 1977

Jack Austin – Guitar/Vocals
Pat Crone – Drums
Marc Haslip – Bass

Notes: Marc  joined the Jack Austin Trio in the fall of 1977 and stayed on for 3-4 months.  They were the house band at the Parkview Tavern on William Street until December of that year. 

Marc later played in several other bands, Maple Shade, Harvest, Ground Zero and The Appliances.



The Shreve Trio 1940

November 30, 2009

Group: The Shreve Trio
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Circa:  1940’s
Members:  Artis, Norma, and Carol Shreve

  The three sisters began singing in the C.C.I. High School Glee Club which turned into performances at high school concerts.
  Their talents were taken further when their director (Bessie Bracken) decided to take them on the road as a trio. From there, they played for radio and movie theatres.
  The sisters got together and sang once again at their family reunion in 1999 at the former fugitive slave settlement at North Buxton ON.

2009 Update:
Artis:  (now Artis Lane) went on to become a well known artist, and award-winning African American sculptor and painter. Her works were included on the sets of the “Cosby Show” (Bill Cosby’s hit television series in the 1980’s). There is plenty of information on her art online if you wish to read further. At age 21, Artis moved to Detroit and married.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Visit Artis online here.

Source: Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society, You Tube, Artis Lane & Jim Shreve.
By S. Beaulieu


Ken Crone Trio (2008)

July 6, 2009

Band: The Ken Crone Trio
CD Release: ‘Bout Time
Year: 2008
Genre: Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent

Ken Crone
– piano
Pat Crone – drums
Ed Laporte – bass

01 just friends
02 Canadian sunset
03 Europa
04 Tangerine
05 thethingswedidlastsummer
06 my favourite things
07 watch what happens
08 gentle rain
09 poinciana
10 opus one
11 just squeeze me
12 take the train
13 oscars blues

* The Release contains 13 tracks recorded at EyreSpace Studios and live at the Blind Dog Bar and Grill in Chatham Ontario Canada.
* All songs were recorded in the summer of 1997 and 1999 and includes covers from many of the jazz greats.
* Ken & Eddie have been playing together since the late 1950’s. Ken’s son Pat joined the group on drums in the late 1970’s. Ken also plays for ‘ManPower’.
 * Ken Crone has worked with Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, the Mills Brothers, the McGuire Sisters and other legends.
 * At age 80, Ken Crone has been making music for almost 70 years. For the past 3 years, the Ken Crone Trio has been performing to sold-out crowds at Studio One in Chatham.
* Born in St Thomas, Ken Crone moved to Chatham at around age 18, and has called it home ever since.
* Ken also worked for a few years in London Ontario, from 1962 – 1967, where led the house band at the Iroquoir Casino. This was the venue for many of the international touring acts of the time and Ken’s group backed them all.

Recording Credits: Stephen Fowler and Bob Hiltz.