3hattrio takes pride in originality both in their music and their style, creating "American Desert Music." They believe the vastness of the American West deserves many interpretations of its glorious traditions and landscape.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Hal Cannon, Greg Istock, Eli Wrankle
Hal Cannon, (vocals, banjo and guitar) is the retired founding director of the Western Folklife Center and raises a few cattle and Navajo Churro sheep with his artist wife, Teresa Jordan. Greg Istock (vocals, acoustic base and foot percussion) has a Caribbean music background and is also a visual artist. Eli Wrankle (violin) is a classically trained violinist who studies at Southern Utah University and comes from a family of artists. 3hattrio takes pride in originality both in their music and their style, crating "American Desert Music." Musicians often identify with things larger than themselves such as place, like the Delta blues or Appalachian mountain music, and although 3hattrio has great respect for what is called western music, they believe the vastness of the American West deserves many interpretations of its glorious traditions and landscapes.
"Texas Traveler" words + music by Hal Cannon + Greg Istock
From the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the G Three Bar Theater at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, NV, on Jan. 31, 2019.
This show was made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.