Tres Chicas in 2006, Photo by Forrest L. Smith, III
|Origin||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
The members of Tres Chicas first began singing together in 1999; their first performance was an impromptu singalong at an Alejandro Escovedo show in a Raleigh bar. The name was bestowed upon them by the owner of the bar after the performance. They occasionally performed live, and recorded some of their material more for historical interest than with the intent of releasing it. Producer Chris Stamey heard the tapes and asked the group to release a full album; the result was their 2004 debut for Yep Roc, Sweetwater. The group toured the U.S. and Europe in 2005. Their second album was recorded in London with producers Neil Brockbank and Robert Trehern; Yep Roc released it in March 2006.
- Lynn Blakey (ex-Glory Fountain, Let's Active, Oh-OK)
- Caitlin Cary (ex-Whiskeytown)
- Tonya Lamm (ex-Hazeldine)
- Tres Chicas at Allmusic.com