3HATTRIO, neighbors from Utah, will perform a free concert Friday August 16th as a part of the Clyfford Still Museum’s outdoor lawn series. The group's song "Faith" is also a part of the most recent episode of vagrom eclectic (080819), broadcasting now on Denver Open Media Radio 92.9 FM, 89.3 HD3, and live-streaming. Concert 5:30-7:30pm, 1250 Bannock St, Denver.
Living in rural southern Utah, the group has a lot of time on their hands. So they decided to develop a sound that reflects the landscape they live in and their musical influences. They describe their first album, "Year One," as "Magic Realism."
Musicians like to identify with things larger than themselves. Music is often identified with place, like the Delta and its blues or mountain music of Appalachia. It can even be a city’s music like New Orleans.
3hattrio's inspiration comes from the deserts of southern Utah.
Mostly, they express the desert experientially from a daily-ness of watching light off distant mesas and hearing the way sound plays off sheer sandstone cliffs. Then they play music. They don’t over-think it.