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3 Leg Torso plays in Pistol River

3 Leg Torso will perform at the Pistol River Friendship Hall Saturday. Submitted photo
PISTOL RIVER – The Pistol River Concert Association presents 3 Leg Torso at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Road.

3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as a violin, cello and accordion trio. In the following years the band expanded, the principal composers, founding members Béla Balogh, on violin and trumpet, and Courtney Von Drehle, on accordion, were joined by veteran percussionist-mallet player Gary Irvine and upright bass player Michael Papillo. 

Their original repertoire evolved into a combination of modern chamber music, tango, Middle Eastern and Eastern European folk music, band publicists said. 

The group has been profiled on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Artbeat.”

Tickets are $15 and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings, The Book Dock in Harbor and Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online at www.pistolriver.com or by calling 541-247-2848. A $5 student discount or refund available at the door with student identification.


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