On October 14, NAMI Spokane will welcome southern Utah’s 3hattrio to the Women’s Club for an evening of American Desert Music. The fresh, original sound of this band will send a shiver down the spine of NAMI lovers and music lovers alike as well as raise funds to support our programs and organizational goals for 2018.

3hattrio, composed of Hal Cannon, Greg Istock, and Eli Wrankle, hail from the deserts surrounding Utah’s Zion National Park. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of the American Southwest while tipping its hat the cowboy traditions of Hank Williams and Gene Autry. The music is spacious, atmospheric, and mirage-like, spiced with old-time cowboy, classic, jazz, and Caribbean overtones. 3hattrio has been featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada and the Moab Folk Festival, as well as collaborating with Salt Lake City’s Repertory Dance Theatre. They made their European debut in 2017 at Glasgow, Scotland’s Celtic Connections, the largest winter music festival in the world. Reviewers have described their music as “magical realism” (The Bluegrass Situation Song of the Week, 2016) and “a profundo Gregorian sagebrush chant” (Baxter Black, cowboy poet.) In 2016, Penguin Eggs Magazine described their sound as a “veritable bouillabaisse of root influences from the darkest Appalachia to Western film soundtracks.” Who can resist that?

3hattrio will come to Spokane from a lengthy fall tour in England and Scotland as well as events in Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Open Your Mind is NAMI Spokane’s annual fundraising event. Tables of six can be purchased for $240 ($40/ticket). Wine and beer will also be available for purchase – and all proceeds will benefit NAMI Spokane. The doors open at 7:00 and the performance will begin at 7:30. Don’t miss out! Make your reservations on-line now.

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