We Banjo 3 Featuring Chessboxer
Award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 hail from Galway; they combine Irish Music with Old- Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots.
Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.
Enda has recorded and performed with The Chieftains, Frankie Gavin, Stockton’s Wing, Grammy-winner Ricky Skaggs and “Instrumental Band of the Decade” The Brock McGuire Band. Fergal has performed with David Munnelly, Martin O’Connor and Kevin Crawford and has toured the world with Ragus and Celtic Legends. Martin was the very first Irish banjo player to perfom at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville and David is fast building a reputation for his deep, muscular singing.
We Banjo 3 play with swing and soul, effortlessly combining the best of Irish and Bluegrass banjo music and song, mining the rich vein of the American Old Time tradition and thoroughly reinventing the banjo band sound. Modern rhythms, traditional melodies, virtuosic technique and innovative arrangements of music and song add up to an incredible feast of banjo and mandolin music – guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping.
Founding members of the groundbreaking acoustic band, Cadillac Sky, Matt Menefee (banjo) and Ross Holmes (violin) have been composing and creating since their first brief encounter together years ago. All the way from Nashville, Tennessee, ChessBoxer is the result of a mutual desire to inform the good folks that instrumental music is not a mere sleep aid, but more like an exciting novel, a captivating story that engages all levels of emotion.