Coronado Historical Association (benefit)
The Coronado Historical Association put on a great summer event at the Coronado Golf course, which was a tribute to Coronado's own Reynolds family and also to the Kingston Trio. More than 225 people gathered Saturday night June 17th at the Coronado Golf Course Clubhouse for a 1960s “flashback night” at a Coronado-centric music party honoring the iconic songs of the Kingston Trio, lead by Josh Reynolds, son of the late Nick Reynolds, a founding member of one of history’s top folk singing bands. Multiple generations of Nick Reynolds’ family were in attendance, joined by friends, the Association’s membership, and people attracted to the fun theme. The Kingston Trio was formed in 1957 and is credited with launching a major folk music boom in the United States that spread throughout the world.
Performance was by Josh and his two fellow musicians, Tim Gorelangton and Mike Marvin who make up the Kingston Trio. It was a truly magical evening with everyone singing along to the old Kingston Trio favorite songs while enjoying a buffet dinner with wine.
Vince and Pat Flynn, Event Co-Chairs.
To the Editor:
Last Saturday night, June 17th, I took a journey. It was a lovely trip back to a time when Coronado was at the end of a ferry ride…a time when doors were kept unlocked and everyone in town knew Nick Reynolds, one of the founders of the Kingston Trio, and his large and extended family. And it is to this family and the Coronado Historical Association that I would like to say thank you for the extraordinary evening they provided. Nick’s son, Josh, and his musical group, sang the songs his dad had given us and everyone in the audience knew the words and sang along….and laughed…and cried. It was a magical, fabulous evening and I, for one, will never forget it. Thank you all!
Coronado has long been recognized as home to world famous artists, musicians, and actors—Nick Reynolds was no exception. Nick was born in Coronado and returned to spend his retirement here, before passing away in 2008. He cherished his private life on the Island when he wasn’t touring with his famous band. Songs and music were always commonplace entertainment at his relatives’ homes in Coronado with every age being encouraged to join in by playing some kind of musical instrument, including homemade ones like the “Gut Bucket.” Barbara Haines and Jane Meade, who are Nick Reynolds’ sisters, still live in Coronado. They attended the benefit concert, accompanied by 25 other family members. Multiple generations of the Reynolds family continue to carry on the family tradition of singing and playing ukulele and guitar. Sometimes Jane Meade can be found singing some of the Kingston Trio songs with her sons, Tommy Harris and Joey Harris, at local shows at McP’s Irish Pub and Costa Azul.