My Place: The Story Of 'Tom Dooley'

May 11, 2017

The song, "Tom Dooley," as recorded by The Kingston Trio in 1958 spurred a folk music revival in contemporary popular music.

This week on My Place, I'll trace the history of this iconic ballad, as well as the story of the real life Tom Dooley who was hanged for murder in North Carolina back in 1868.