Tall Tall Trees Take The Show On The Road
Banjo-driven New York City folk rock band Tall Tall Trees will go on tour this fall, performing a string of nine dates along the East Coast.
Bluegrass purists might shake a finger at Tall Tall Trees when lead singer Mike Savino plugs his banjo into a series of stomp boxes and cranks up his amplifier, but, for fans, the result is strikingly fresh and original. The band, which also features guitarist Kyle Sanna, percussionist Mathias Kunzli and bassist Benjamin Campbell, has been touring in support of the self-titled debut album they released in 2009. Using a similar formula to fellow New Yorkers Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors, Tall Tall Trees mix American folk and rock with elements of Brazilian and African music, providing rhythmic support to Savino's melodically and lyrically twisted tunes. Live, the band is energetic and masterful, reflecting years spent collaborating with a diverse roster of artists including Moby, Yo Yo Ma, and Vieux Farka Toure. Their friendship and musical chemistry allows them the opportunity to re-invent songs night after night.
"We're all ex-jazz heads and world music junkies," says Savino. "I became obsessed with music from Pernambuco, Brazil and that has become a big part of my musical landscape." What exactly does that mean for the listener? Two words: triangle solo.
August 27th New York, NY American Folk Art Museum
September 4th Philadelphia, PA The Ox
September 9th Boston, MA The Church
September 11th Washington DC The Velvet Lounge
September 14th Norwalk, CT Bar
September 16th New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
October 1st Providence, RI Firehouse 13
October 2nd New York, NY Living Room
October 3rd Brooklyn, NY Jalopy Theatre