Tony Trischka's Banjo Territory

Welcome To Tony Trischka's Banjo Territory

Tony Trischka
As one of the most innovative and respected musicians in his field, Tony Trischka showcases the banjo and its rich history using his spectacular technique and reflecting a wide array of international influences. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release Trischka's latest collection of compositions, arrangements and collaborations, entitled Territory, on March 25, 2008. The album demonstrates banjo music and Trischka's playing at their best, and features performances by Pete and Mike Seeger, Skip Ward, Michael Daves and rising fiddle star Brittany Haas.

On Territory, Trischka shows his penchant for integrating various styles and methods from around the world and his endless ability to write captivating melodies perfectly suited for the versatile and charismatic banjo. Trischka draws inspiration from late 19th- and early 20th-century classic banjo playing, African and African-American string band music, four-string tenor Irish-Celtic plectrum-style banjo, Hawaiian slide/steel guitar, iconoclastic Americana, pre-bluegrass picking styles, and his own roots in the three-finger methods of Earl Scruggs and melodic banjo master Bill Keith. While more than half of the album's 21 tracks are newly composed works by Trischka, Territory also includes his arrangements intertwining classic bluegrass and American folk songs as well as a medley of traditional Celtic songs.

Tony Trischka's Territory Track Listing
1. Fox Chase
2. Leatherwing Bat
3. Rainbow Yoshi
4. French Creek/Burning Springs
5. Zoe
6. John Henry Medley: John Henry/Bonaparte's Retreat/Twists and Turns
7. Trompe de L'Oreille
8. Hawaii Slide-O
9. John Cohen's Blues
10. Molly and Tenbrooks
11. Sean
12. The Next Big Thing
13. Noah Came to Eden
14. Eighteen
15. Celtic Medley: St. Anne's Reel/Drowsy Maggie/Red Haired Boy/The Blackbird/Red Haired Lass
16. Salt River
17. Banjoland
18. Old Stone Church
19. Gourd Banza
20. Brightshade/Carolina Traveler/Casey Jones
21. Lake Flora

Tony Trischka tour dates available here.

[Published on: 1/23/08]

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sweetjames Wed 1/23/2008 11:01AM
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I just picked up Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular after seeing it on a couple of "best of 2007" lists. I was listening to it this morning for the first time & it was great. Sitins by Bela, Noam Pikelny & many others. Looking forward to hearing this when it is released!


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