Southeastern Utah-based 3hattrio, makers of “American desert music”, is comprised of Hal Cannon (co-founder of the Deseret String Band, founder of the Western Folklife Center, and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering), Greg Istock (painter, producer, and scholar of experimental jazz and Carribean music), and Eli Wrankle (music student at Southern Utah University). Their music is born out of and in response to the landscape and the result is something to behold – a mix of cowboy poetry and Americana noir with tinges of Caribbean desert-haunted folk.
There is something mystical about the desert landscape; light transforms it into an inter-dimensional space, changing the colors of the area as the sun and moon shift in the sky. It is alive–and that is that sense of life that has the band tied to distilling the colors and magic of the desert into sound with their new album, Solitaire, due for release on September 9th.
Mother Church Pew is proud to premiere “Should I”, from 3hattrio’s upcoming album, Solitare.