January 18, 2012 / Modified jan 19, 2012 12:28 p.m.

Singing That Never Goes Out of Style

Barbershop quartet Touch of Grey shares close vocal harmonies

011812 Barbershop Quartet 617x347 Touch of Grey members, from left, Don Lightfoot, Ken Sylvia (Left center), Ken Sylvia and Bill Archambeau.

One of America's most distinctive indigenous musical styles, barbershop quartet singing, has maintained a following for the last century because of its smooth sound, durable repertoire and the way it evokes nostalgia for old-time Americana.

Tucson is currently serving as host for the 2012 Midwinter Convention of the International Barbershop Harmony Society, a gathering of barbershop harmony groups of all ages from around the globe.

Joining us to perform in the AZPM Studios is the Tucson-based quartet Touch of Grey, comprised of Jim Hart (lead), Ken Sylvia (bass), Don Lightfoot (tenor) and Bill Archambeau (baritone).

"Touch of Grey" members, Ken Sylvia (Left center) and Don Lightfoot (Left) , discuss the Tucson Barbershop Harmony, 2012 Tucson Midwinter Convention of barbershoppers from around the world. (VIDEO: azpm)
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