American Desert Music comes to Ropery Hall

A new sound will be heard at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall this September when American band 3hattrio play American Desert Music.

With three superlative albums behind them and much written about the live performances to stimulate curiosity and interest, they were the band that everyone was talking about after their UK debut at Celtic Connections in February.

“The band has been described as everything from “fascinating,” “original and addictive” and “enchanting,” to “unique,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

“Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in Utah.  They also strive to acknowledge the cultural traditions of generations of people who have worked and lived on the deserts of the American southwest,” she continued.

Visiting Ropery Hall as part of the group’s European tour, 3hattrio as individuals – Greg Istock, Hal Cannon and Eli Wrankle – come from different musical worlds but live close to one another. Their songs are original, influenced by a wide swath of musical traditions from Caribbean to the ranges of the American West with subtle grace notes from the depths of jazz, blues and classical styling

“With banjo, guitar, fiddle and double bass, the extraordinarily evocative music and richly-burnished vocals of 3hattrio can raise the hairs on the back of your neck – as they create a sound that responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park, Utah,” Liz went on

The band’s music is mostly original and even their old-time cowboy and pioneer songs have an unusual twist. Living in the same isolated place, surrounded by an inspiring landscape of red cliffs is what makes this group thrive. Their first album, “Year One,” was hailed by Baxter Black as a “profundo Gregorian sagebrush chant.”   Since then they released “Dark Desert Night” and “Solitaire”.

3hattrio will be appearing at Ropery Hall on Saturday, September 9, with the gig starting at 8pm.  Tickets, costing £13 in advance or £15 on the door, can be purchased via the Ropery Hall website, www.roperyhall.co.uk

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