Three Ring Circle's New CD
Release date: April 26
"The entire album is a kaleidoscopic delight, so full of fire and virtuosity that it’s hard to believe there’s just three guys doing all the work."–Nashville Scene
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[Three Ring Circle has] had a good amount of time to drill down into a sound and style all their own. . . . Early releases “Just A Rumor” and “Wildflowers” — yep, the Tom Petty song, perfectly delivered here by guest Jon Randall Stewart — show off all of the group’s strengths, but the entire album is a kaleidoscopic delight, so full of fire and virtuosity that it’s hard to believe there’s just three guys doing all the work.
— Jon Weisberger, Nashville Scene
"The TRC boys are back, doing what they do best: raising the bar to dizzying heights in their bluegrass-meets-rock-meets-jazz world. They do it with tone, taste, and absolutely unbelievable chops. Andy Leftwich’s mandolin playing is flawless, Dave Pomeroy’s bass is warm and round, and Rob Ickes is Rob Ickes—a first-ballot Dobro hall of famer. “Just a Rumor” is a highlight, with its spot-on rhythm and jaw-dropping solos." —Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine
About Three Ring Circle
Three Ring Circle is an acoustic jamgrass power trio comprised of Rob Ickes on dobro, Andy Leftwich on mandolin and fiddle and Dave Pomeroy on bass. They are all legendary Nashville musicians who joined forces in 2004 as with the goal of creating unique and memorable instrumental music. Their self titled debut album was nominated for an IBMA "Instrumental Album of the Year" award in 2007 and received rave reviews in Downbeat, Guitar Player and Frets magazines.
TRC's second album, "Brothership" (ResoRevolution) takes the acclaimed instrumental trio further into uncharted musical waters, blending together many diverse influences into their own signature sound. The CD's 11 tracks range from the upbeat, funky title track to blistering breakdowns "Just a Rumor" and Up And At It," classically influenced cuts "A Night In Calgary" and "Anthem" and improvisational excursions "You Can't Know" and "A Go Go", capped off with a gorgeous cover of Tom Petty's "Wildflowers" with guest vocalist Jon Randall Stuart.
About Rob Ickes
Originally from the San Francisco area, Rob has become known as one of the finest dobro players on the scene since moving to Nashville in 1992. A founding member of the Grammy nominated bluegrass band Blue Highway, he has been named the International Bluegrass Music Association's "Dobro Player Of The Year" twelve times. He was chosen as the USA Cummings Fellow in 2010, one of the $50,000 fellowships awarded by United States Artists each year to 50 of America’s finest artists across eight disciplines. He has recorded 5 groundbreaking solo albums (Road Song, ResoRevolution 2009; and three earlier releases on Rounder Records). His session work includes work with Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs, and Alison Krauss, and he is a featured artist on the Grammy winning "Great Dobro Sessions". He and Dave Pomeroy are featured artists on the critically acclaimed CD " Nashville Acoustic Sessions" with Raul Malo and Pat Flynn.
Rob Ickes extends a special thanks to United States Artists and Peter and Julie Cummings for the 2010 USA Cummings Fellowship, which provided support for Rob's participation in this project.
About Andy Leftwich
Andy is only 29 years old, but he is already one of the most accomplished mandolin and fiddle players to appear on the scene in a long time. Andy's blazing mandolin break on "Shady Grove" from Ricky and Kentucky Thunder's Grammy winning "History of the Future" served notice that not only were Andy's fiddle skills extraordinary, but that his mandolin playing was a force to be reckoned with. His debut CD "Ride" on Skaggs Family Records charted high in the bluegrass charts and brought more attention to his prodigious composing and production skills. Andy's evocative, challenging tunes and complex, driving mandolin style are an essential part of the trio's sound.
About Dave Pomeroy
The distinctive sound of Dave's electric upright bass has been heard on over 500 albums and six Grammy winning CDs with artists such as Emmylou Harris, The Chieftains, Elton John, Earl Scruggs and Alison Krauss. He has performed live with dozens of major artists including Duane Eddy, John Fogerty, Steve Winwood, and Mose Allison. He has been voted "Studio Musician of The Year" and "Bassist of The Year" at the Nashville Music Awards. He has released 7 albums on Earwave Records, including his solo CDs "Basses Loaded" and "Tomorrow Never Knows." Dave's bass is the backbone of the trio and his versatile rhythmic and melodic playing helps push the music in new directions.
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Brothership is available for radio download here.