LA-based folk band Three Thirds releases its first full-length album, titled Oh Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh! on Saturday (March 28). In support of the new record, the quartet of CalArtian musicians embarks on a short tour of California—with a performance at MorYork in Los Angeles on Saturday and at CalArts’ Wild Beast at 2 pm on Monday, March 30.
Band members include guitarist Alex Wand (Music MFA 12), violist Heather Lockie (Music MFA 11), oboist/English Hornist Claire Chenette (Music MFA 12) and bassist Jake Rosenzweig (Music MFA 11), who each bring their diverse backgrounds and influences to the group. Wand’s just-intoned guitar in addition to each members instrument and their close three-part vocal harmonies result in a sound described as “jangly, sometimes exuberant, sometimes desolate sonic landscapes.”
The album features 10 original tracks firmly rooted in folk traditions, with a few ballads inspired by stories from American history. More from the press release:
The album’s first single, Reverend Elisha Mitchell, available for listen on Bandcamp, tells the story of the real-life titular character’s fateful climb in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Owens Valley centers around the William Mulholland’s involvement in the California Water Wars in the early part of the 20th century. Elsewhere on the album, Moon Rondeau sets the lyrics of Carl Sandburg’s celebrated poem to a lilting, swoony ballad.
Three Thirds tour schedule:
- March 28, 7:30 pm – Los Angeles – MorYork with Anna Ash and Steve Gregoropoulos (CD Release Show)
- March 30, 2 pm – Valencia, Calif. – The Wild Beast, California Institute of the Arts
- April 2, 10 pm – San Diego, Calif. – Black Cat Bar with Clint Davis
- April 4, 7:30 pm – Berkeley, Calif. – Berkeley Arts Festival with Jeffrey Young, Moe Staiano and friends
- April 5, 8 pm – San Francisco – Viracocha with Perhapsy and TBA
Three Thirds at The Wild Beast
March 30, 2 pm
The Wild Beast, CalArts