I was so excited to watch and listen to The Colin Trio and the Tree Top Tribe play this past Wednesday. When I saw these two bands play for the first time I was stoked to say the least! They have a classic-vintage-sexy sound with a performance filled of energy, swagger, and enjoyment; a connection I crave. Enjoy my visual representation of the musicians as they perform as The Colin Trio and Tree Top Tribe!
Local Bands, The Colin Trio and the Tree Top Tribe perform at the LaurelThirst Public House on Wednesday January 8th, 2014.
About Tree Top Tribe
Sit easily on a tree top and listen. You’ll no doubt want to join their tribe. – Paula Small of KBOO.
Mick Schafer – Vocals & Guitar
D.A. Wiley – Guitar & Mando
Tom Esch – Fiddle & Guitar
Colin Hogan – Keys
Brian Link – Bass
Matt Ramsdell – Da Drums
Tom Esch – Fiddle, Guitar
Tree Top Tribe grew out of kindred spirits coming together in Portland, Oregon to create an eclectic mix of blues, folk rock, bluegrass, and jazz – their rootsy sound engages the audience in a foot stomping, head nodding journey lead by their “great voice, great lyrics and great energy” – Paula’s Picks KBOO.
Mixing cello, banjo, fiddle and other traditional instrumentation, each of Tree Top Tribe’s songs brings something different and original to the listener. The music is influenced by American roots artists such as Richie Havens, Bob Dylan, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Band and Muddy Waters but each song has its own flavor.
Their first CD, “The Blackberry Jam Sessions”, was recorded, mixed and produced by Dean Baskerville at Portland’s famed Kung Fu Bakery , where Dean has cut tracks with Everclear, Pink Martini, Sherly Crow and other world class artists.
“Sit easily on a tree top and listen. You’ll no doubt want to join their tribe.” – Paula Small of KBOO
Tree Top Tribe supports philanthropy. Some organizations they have played benefits or raised funds for include the Life Blessing Institute, The Honor and Respect Foundation, Locan Rebe, the Education Foundation of Forest Grove and the Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition.
Props to Nikki Kelly for help with the verbiage.
Text from Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/treetoptribe/info