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About the video
Dave Pomeroy, Rob Ickes and Andy Leftwich (aka Three Ring Circle) perform
"Made in France".
About the artists
Acclaimed instrumentalists Rob Ickes, Andy Leftwich, and Dave Pomeroy have
joined together to pursue a common goal - creating innovative and memorable
music with the unique combination of dobro, mandolin, and electric upright bass.
They are individually renowned as world class players who are known for
expanding the vocabulary and boundaries of their chosen instruments, and the
trio format allows them unprecedented creative freedom and stylistic versatility.
They have just completed their debut album "Three Ring Circle", which includes
7 originals written by all three members and creative reworkings of tunes by
Stevie Wonder, Jeff Beck and Bireli Lagrene.
The distinctive sound of Dave Pomeroy's electric upright bass has been heard
on over 400 albums and six Grammy winning CDs with artists such as Emmylou
Harris, The Chieftains, Elton John, Earl Scruggs and Alison Krauss. He has
performed live with dozens of major artists including Duane Eddy, John Fogerty,
Steve Winwood, and Mose Allison. He has been voted "Studio Musician of The
Year" and "Bassist of The Year" at the Nashville Music Awards. He has released
7 albums on Earwave Records, including his solo CDs "Basses Loaded" and
"Tomorrow Never Knows." Dave's bass is the backbone of the trio and his
versatile rhythmic and melodic playing helps push the music in new directions.
Originally from the San Fransisco area, Rob Ickes has become known as one of
the finest dobro players on the planet since moving to Nashville in 1992. He is
the leader of the Grammy nominated bluegrass band Blue Highway, and has
been named the IBMA's "Dobro Player Of The Year" seven times. He has
recorded 4 groundbreaking solo albums for Rounder Records. His session work
includes work with Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss, and the Grammy
winning "Great Dobro Sessions". He and Dave are featured artists on the
critically acclaimed CD " Nashville Acoustic Sessions" with Raul Malo and Pat
Andy Leftwich is only 24 years old, but he is already blazing a trail as one of the
most accomplished mandolin and fiddle players to appear on the scene in a long
time. Andy's blazing mandolin break on "Shady Grove" from Ricky and Kentucky
Thunder's Grammy winning "History of the Future" served notice that not only
were Andy's fiddle skills extraordinary, but that his mandolin playing was a force
to be reckoned with. His debut CD "Ride" on Skaggs Family Records charted
high in the bluegrass charts and brought more attention to his prodigious
composing and production skills. Andy's evocative, challenging tunes and
complex, driving mandolin style are an essential part of the trio's sound.