The New Christy Minstrels® (officially known as The New Christy Minstrels®, Still Under the Direction of Randy Sparks) is an American large-ensemble folk music group founded by Randy Sparks in 1961, and currently in concerts across the country, still going, better than ever with 100% record of at least one standing ovation per concert since Randy Sparks revised the group with the current line up of stellar entertainers!
From their beginnings as prominent figures in the early-1960s U.S. folk revival, the group recorded over 20 albums and had several hits, including "Green," "Saturday Night," "Today," "Denver," and "This Land Is Your Land."
Their 1962 debut album, "Presenting The New Christy Minstrels," won a Grammy Award and sat in the Billboard charts for two years. Available at their live concerts are the current CDs: The Greatest Hits CD, RECYCLED; their most recently recorded CD with this group of performers, NICE TIME TO BE ALIVE, and a rare find in the recordings from the Sony Record vaults – the RAMBLIN’ Extended CD.
The group has launched the musical careers of several musicians, including Kenny Rogers, Gene Clark, Kim Carnes, and Barry McGuire. No performing group has ever spawned so many successful musical careers as the New Christy Minstrels®.
“For over fifty years we have been the best talent show ever,” says Sparks. ”We still are.”
Don’t miss any opportunity to see this stellar group in concert! For their history and present accomplishments visit www.thenewchristyminstrels.com
(This is NOT a tribute band.)