One of the outstanding successes at this year’s Celtic Connections Festival, 3hattrio was born in the Utah desert, the band’s music an astonishing aggregation of old time Americana, chamber music and jazz.
Hal Cannon, Greg Istock and Eli Wrankle are a joy to hear and see. Cannon roots the sound but his guitar playing is eloquent and not confined to playing rhythm while Wrankle’s violin adds texture and effects. Istock meanwhile coaxes and caresses sliding jazz sounds from his double bass then knocks and knuckles its percussive possibilities.
Inviting them to play on his BBC show Another Country, Ricky Ross said they were “Brilliant – absolutely brilliant,”
“Soulful grooves, good-time revelry and a keen affinity for the stark, deceptively beautiful textures and contours of the desert which fuel their visionary spirit” Songlines magazine
“Rare music beautifully played and dripping with emotion”