We Banjo 3
Mix the skills and strengths of the Flecktones with a bit of Punch Brothers and add a dash of Gaelic Storm and you get one of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multi-awarded winning We Banjo 3. With a 7 time all Ireland banjo champ, a 4 time banjo champ, and another member who is an all Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, and with a passionate lead vocalist like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftans, the result is truly unforgettable. On both sides of the Atlantic the word is out about this group.
They will release their fourth album, “String Theory”, on July 30, 2016, to coincide with their late summer/early fall tour of the U.S.
“String Theory” was recorded by Tony O’Flaherty at Sonas Recording on the side of a mountain in the County Kerry and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery in Los Angeles.
In summer of 2015 the band was featured on 9 straight weeks of American Celtic Fest appearances followed by an invite to perform at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. attended by House Speaker Paul Ryan, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Now the band is rapidly gaining favor in the Bluegrass and Americana world as evidenced by their invite to Merlefest in April 2016.
“Count yourself among the fortunate. You are about to hear something new, something fresh, something daring, something that befits the bright, flamboyant spirit of the Banjo itself.” – Paul F. Wells, Director Emeritus, Mid Tennessee State Univ.
“They were absolutely the hottest show at this year’s Irish Fest in Milwaukee…the weekend featured the birth of a new force in Irish music” – LiveIreland.com
“It’s as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead. The future of World Music has arrived.” – Elmore Magazine