NEW album to be released February 24, 2021
3hattrio makes recordings of their informal music in the way that some people chronicle dreams. It was a summer chock full of wonderful recordings, creative ideas, 3hattrio at its best, all hidden and safe on the hard drive. At least that is what the group thought until that day a piano accidentally fell on the hard drive smashing it to smithereens.
Greg Istock, keeper of the music, looked on as the summers work lay in wreckage. He observed, “Lost can carry different meanings. It can be something misplaced with hopes for resurfacing but this loss was brutal and final, a cruel twist of fate.”
Later that year Greg found a company that specialized in retrieving lost data from crushed hard drives. They did not promise much but after examining the drive they surprisingly were able to restore some of the data and said we would get a new hard drive soon. When it arrived, there was nothing on it. It was blank. We alerted the company but they said that due to a Covid lockdown there was little chance of finding the illusive lost data. After another couple of months, a second hard drive showed up unexpectedly. As the new drive loaded Greg saw recognizable file names. It was the music, the scorched data, almost sacred in its mysterious loss. The lost music is this recording.
2020 has been many things for 3hattrio. For all musicians, the bottom fell out of touring. Being committed to our music, we've worked to responsibly make music, writing music for a new album, and planning for a better future. We started out the year with Greg going through cancer treatment. We are so pleased he is now cancer free. Hal recorded a new solo album over the winter that is now morphing into a musical memoir. Eli, has been in school but also trying a hand at working in the fine dining trade. We played a virtual concert for the Albuquerque Folk Festival in June and played locally a few times in settings that seemed fairly safe. We are now enthusiastically working with a new booking agency for the US and hope to tour in UK and Netherlands next October. We plan to have a new album ready for that tour. We hope all our friends and fans are staying safe out there.
3hattrio performed 11/16 at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, 11/17 at the Western Jubilee Warehouse with Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore and 11/18 at the Old Church in Palisade. This was our maiden voyage to perform in Colorado and it was a great time. Thanks to our hosts Brian Cambria, Scott O'Malley and Rhea and Doug Monroe. Thanks for Doug for snapping this photo at the Palisade Church. Hope we can get back to Colorado soon.
Thurs. 10/12 - Old Depot Theater - Dillon, MT
25 S. Montana, 7pm - $10
advance tickets at Beaverhead County Museum - 406-683-5027
Fri. 10/13 - Free Ceramics - Helena, MT
650 Logan Street, 7pm - $10,
ph. 406-438-6212 for reservations
Sat. 10/14 – Nation Alliance on Mental Illness Benefit, Spokane, WA
1428 W. 9th Ave. 6pm Private Event
Sun. 10/15 - Public House, Missoula, MT - WITH THE GREAT MARTHA SCANLAN
130 E. Broadway St. 6pm social hour with open bar, concert 7-9 pm
tickets $15 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3099334
Mon. 10/16 - Clark Chateau Music Room- Butte, MT
321 W. Broadway 406-490-6678
7pm, $10 at door or advance at Clark Chateau,
10/17 – free
Wed. 10/18 - Live from the Divide - Bozeman, MT
627 East Peach Street, doors open 7pm – show 8-10 pm,
$20 plus service fee
Thurs. 10/19 - The Attic, Livingston, MT
110 North Main Street, advance $15, $20 at the door
Doors open 7pm, show at 8 pm tickets at
10/20 - Jackson, WY, Nancy Barn Concert
2650 Yellowbell Circle
$20 reservations suggested firstname.lastname@example.org
reception 6:30 pm, concert 7:30 pm
3hattrio had wonderful reception everywhere we performed from London to Edinburgh. Here is a review of one of our final concerts at the beautiful Traverse Theater from one of Scotland's most respected music critics in the Scotland Herald