Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings
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TONY TRISCHKA'S EARLY ROMAN KINGS
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Early Roman Kings are: Tony Trischka/banjo, pedal steel; Stash Wyslouch/guitar, vocals; Sean Trischka/drums, vocals; Jared Engel/bass.
Tony Trischka is one of the world's most innovative banjo players. Throughout his 30-year career, Trischka has explored a wide variety of genres usually considered out-of-bounds for the banjo. On his debut album, Bluegrass Light, in 1973, Trischka merged bluegrass, jazz, rock and classical. He has performed with Bela Fleck, David Grisman, members of REM, William S. Burroughs, Leftover Salmon and many more.
Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in the structures of roots music as a member of Blue Moose & The Unbuttoned Zippers, Bruce Molskys Mountain Drifters and progressive bluegrass act, The Deadly Gentlemen. Now paving his own way as a solo artist with a new group, Bluegrass and Metal collide to form an original, honest and thoughtful sound. Stash has shared the stage with The Del McCoury band, David Grisman, The Yonder Mountain Stringband, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Michael Daves, Darol Anger, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more.
Drummist and singer-songwriter Sean Trischka, a 2015 Berklee College of Music graduate, was raised in a musically-rich household. To quote his website:
My name is Sean Trischka. I write songs, sing, play the drums, and wear pants. I'm currently living in Boston, MA (hometown of Whitey Bulger and birthplace of New Kids On The Block).In the past few years I've been fortunate enough to perform and/or record with The Deadly Gentlemen, Oteil Burbridge (The Allman Brothers Band), members of Lake Street Dive, Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Victor Wooten, Julian Lage and many others.
Jared Engel is an upright bassist and four-string banjoist who is in high demand in the New York Metropolitan area. His involvement in a wide array of musical groups is astonishing, as he is equally at home in all of them: Bluegrass, Appalachian Old Time and so much jazz: New Orleans style, traditional, hot jazz, swing, you name it. He performs intimate venues and at large, world-renowned music festivals. Where theres great music, theres Jared Engel