|The Tres Amigos
Web site: http://www.folkmusicny.org
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The Tres Amigos present high-energy original music and forgotten gems in bold, acrobatic performances. Behind those matching mariachi shirts are virtuosic musicians and songwriters, delivering the goods in sunny three-part harmony with the vibe of your uncle's old '45's. See their website (http://thetresamigos.net ) for more info.
Hailing from the rolling hills of North Carolina, vocalist/guitarist Justin Poindexter is the descendent of a long line of southern storytellers. His songs and guitar pickin' have been featured in award-winning films and albums, and in hundreds of venues from Georgia roadhouses to Lincoln Center in New York City. Justin is the recipient of numerous grants for his music research and composition, including grants from the Semans' Art Fund and the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music.
Vocalist/accordionist Sam Reider is to The Tres Amigos what the green chile is to the tamale. His wild and constantly surprising playing has lit up stages all across the country. Raised in the musical hotbed of San Francisco, Sam's voice and keyboard stylings have been featured on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio and in a variety of touring bands and orchestras.
A former resident of Oaxaca, Mexico and an alumni of The Juilliard School, vocalist, saxophonist, and percussionist Eddie Ray Barbash is the virtuosic fuel of The Tres Amigos machine. Winner of many awards for saxophone performance, Eddie Ray has performed in festivals all over the world including New Orleans' Jazz Festival and the Umbria Jazz Festival. As a percussionist, Eddie wields the Stradivarius of washboards, the Zinc King.