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Friday, June 9, 2023

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    3hattrio (three hat trio) counts the rings on its tree from early 2013 when Eli, violinist and boy wonder  just turned sixteen. This group wakes each day grateful to live where they live and for the magic of music in their lives. 

   The Trio now has six albums under their collective belt. Their most recent experimental album, "LOST SESSIONS," was preceded by a 2019 live recording, LIVE AT ZION and before that a studio recording, LORD OF THE DESERT. All have been graced with phenomenal reviews (see below). 

   For 3hattrio, the Southwest desert has an almost spiritual significance. Rooted in the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in Utah, they say that their genre is “American desert music,” a simple idea for a complex sound. The music 3hattrio are making sounds more like extended landscapes of sound, bare mesas that ring with electronic echoes of acoustic instruments, twisting and turning as the wind shifts. 3hattrio mix the routine with the unusual, fusing American folk music with outsider elements like autotune, psychedelia, and minimalism. It’s a wildly unusual sound, but the product of three very different musicians coming together to form something new.

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