The group is a three-time winner of the Portland Music Award for Outstanding Achievement in World Music. Their past two albums, “Astor in Paris” and “Animals and Cannibals” have both won Album of the Year from The Oregonian newspaper and Portland Music Awards respectively.
Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, 3 Leg Torso’s musical style flaunts wit and humor while holding true to the tenets that their music, according to a news release. A 3 Leg Torso concert takes the listener on a musical travelogue equally embracing the high energy of pop/rock, the complex structures of chamber music, and the improvisational qualities of jazz.
Since the ensemble’s start more than 14 years ago with spontaneous street performances, it has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” toured the East and West Coasts, released five compact discs, performed their original music with several symphony orchestras and headlined in a performance at The Getty Center in Los Angeles.
Tickets are $15 and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and at Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online at http://www.pistolriver.com or by calling 541-247-2848.