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Not to be confused with Tripod (band).
TriPod in Mexico
Background information
Origin New York City, NY, United States
Genres Rock, progressive rock
Years active 1998–present
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 and woodwinds). The band has been variously classified as fusion, jazz, Canterbury, world music, progressive rock, 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).

Following in the tradition of King Crimson and ELP, TriPod creates symphonic rock music.[1] At one point Pierre Moerlen from Gong was a band member.[2]

TriPod's CD is released on the MoonJune Records label, known for promoting artists such as Soft Machine and Elton Dean.


  1. ^ TriPod Reviews on the band's website, "One could hear influences of King Crimson, Jethro Tull and also jazz legend John Coltrane";"ranged John Zorn, King Crimson, ...and the late Frank Zappa." - Retrieved on 2007-05-27
  2. ^ 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 1-896522-70-X)
  • Martin, B., Avant Rock: Experimental Music from the Beatles to Björk, 2002, Open Court Publishing Company (ISBN 0-8126-9500-3)

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