TriPod in Mexico
|Origin||New York City, NY, USA|
|Members||Clint Bahr- 12-string bass, Chapman Stick, Theremin, Taurus bass pedals, vocals
Keith Gurland (Alto sax, Tenor sax, Clarinet, Flute, Panpipes, vocals)
Steve Romano (Percussion, Electric drums, vocals)
TriPod is a rock trio with no guitars or keyboards.
TriPod uses non-traditional instruments in the melodic line (bass, brass, theremin & woodwinds). The band has been variously classified as Fusion, Jazz, Canterbury, World Music, Prog, Alternative, RIO, and Avant Garde, yet TriPod proclaims itself a rock band.
TriPod performs only original music and includes improvs in stage performances and on CDs. The band was discovered at CBGBs in New York City by Genya Ravan and now tours internationally, performing in venues ranging from clubs to international festivals: 2005 - Baja Prog Festival (Mexico); 2006 - Zappanale Festival (Germany), North West Rock Festival (Croatia), Burg Herzberg Festival (Germany); 2007 - European tour (Germany, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia, Netherlands, Belgium).
It is composed of three New York musicians: Clint Bahr 12-string_bass_guitar, Chapman Stick, Taurus pedals, Theremin, vocals), Keith Gurland (alto and tenor sax, flute, clarinet, panpipes, pedals, vocals) and Steve Romano (acoustic and electric drums and percussion).
- TriPod Reviews on the band's website, "One could hear influences of King Crimson, Jethro Tull and also jazz legend John Coltrane";"ranged from...to John Zorn, King Crimson, ...and the late Frank Zappa." - Retrieved on 2007-05-27
- TriPod News on the band's website, in memory of the late Pierre Moerlen - Retrieved on 2007-05-25
- Lucky, J. The Progressive Rock Files, 2000, Collector's Guide Publishing Inc; (ISBN# 189652270X)
- Martin, B., Avant Rock: Experimental Music from the Beatles to Björk, 2002, Open Court Publishing Company (ISBN# 0-8126-9500-3)