The Wayfarers Trio
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The Wayfarers Trio

The Wayfarers Trio were an American folk music group founded by Bill Cheatwood at Oklahoma City University in 1959.[1][2] They are not to be confused with a similarly-named band called The Wayfarers who had a recording contract with RCA Victor. The Wayfarers Trio first played publicly at The Gourd coffeehouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1959, along with Johnny Horton (not the older famous musician with the same name) and Steve Brainard.[1] All five of these men had long careers in music and Mason Williams in particular became a major star and household name.[1][2] They had a recording contract with Mercury Records which produced a small number of singles and exactly one album, Songs of the Blue & Grey, issued January 1, 1961 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d [1] Tulsa Coffee Houses of the Past; retrieved 2014-01-16.
  2. ^ a b c Baxter Taylor resource article on Baxter Taylor; retrieved 2014-01-16.

Joseph Lawrence Hampson later of The Travellers was also in the group

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