John Stewart (b. Sep. 5, 1939, NORTH PARK, CA) began playing appropriately in rock and roll & move in the past due ’50s. He shifted toward folk music while in university, however, and installed with John Montgomery. They shaped a banjo/electric guitar duet, John & Monty, and in 1960 added bassist Gil Robbins (b. Rubin) with their lineup, forming the Cumberland Three, an organization modeled following the Kingston Trio, and agreed upon to Roulette Information. Every label wanted its Kingston Trio, however the Cumberland Three been successful much better than most by virtue from the skill included — their initial album showed guarantee, nonetheless it was their second and third albums, Civil Battle Almanac Vol. 1: The Yankees and Civil Battle Almanac, Vol. 2: The Rebels, both released in 1960, which have lingered longest in storage. The group split up after significantly less than a 12 months of presence. In June of 1960, Stewart announced that he was departing the Cumberland Three, at around once that Kingston Trio co-founder Dave Safeguard made the decision that he was departing that group. Stewart had been a lover of the Kingston Trio and experienced sold some tunes to them; in early 1961, he was selected to be Guard’s successor. Gil Robbins continued to become listed on the Highwaymen, another folk group modeled following the Kingston Trio that experienced several effective singles through the early ’60s, and is constantly on the function in music like a vocal arranger in to the 21st hundred years. John Stewart has already established an extended and thriving profession like a country-rock solo celebrity and songwriter.