One of the most enduring and cherished folk groups to emerge in the Folk Revival of the late 1950's and early 60's, is The Brothers Four. In 1956, a year before the Kingston Trio released their first album, a group of clean cut, All-American, fraternity brothers at the University of Washington, began performing in the Seattle Area. They started playing at gatherings at their fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, then at wider campus events and sing-alongs. They did not fit into the mold of protest signers, they sang the music because they loved it. Their mix of traditional folk, novelty songs and romantic ballads captured audiences all around. Soon to be known as The Brothers Four, the group of Bob Flick, Mike Kirkland, John Paine and Dick Foley were soon selling out local folk joints like the Colony Club in Seattle. They performed in front of enthusiastic crowds; honing their performing skills to become consummate entertainers. They were later drawn to the folk music mecca of San Francisco's hungry I, and then to New York, where they landed a recording deal with Columbia Records. They were an immediate success with their first single "Greenfields", which began a career that has spanned five decades, multiple chart records, and countless concerts and personal appearances. The Brothers Four were among the first folk groups to play the American college circuit and they have since brought their unique singing style, wit and warmth to appreciative audiences around the world. Through time and personnel changes, The Brothers Four and their music remain as vibrant and entertaining as ever. With interviews, performance footage and rare archival footage, this DVD offers an exceptional glimpse into the life and times of the men and the music that are The Brothers Four.
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