June 25, 2018 –
We are always excited to have one of our favorite Portland acts visit the Lake Theater Music Mondays series. We have them come by twice a year and they sell out every show!
On Jun 25th they will have Ralph Huntley join them along with a Super Secret Special Mystery Guest!
3 Leg Torso’s sound has been reported as wildly exciting, wildly eclectic, and all embracing. Their music is a mixture of fun, beauty and mayhem; a roller coaster ride through musical inspirations from France, Eastern Europe, Argentina, America and the Middle East. The remarkable musicianship of this cinematic chamber-gypsy ensemble and the dynamic stage presence is uncommon and exceptional. Sometimes brisk, prancing with mad eccentric elegance, and other times contemplative but never less than masterful.
3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as a violin, accordion, and cello ensemble with the vision of creating original works that are inspired by music and cultures from around the world. Later, 3 Leg Torso expanded, adding double bass and an array of assorted percussion instruments , including vibraphone, glockenspiel and xylophone.
The ensemble has composed and licensed music for filmmakers including Academy Award winning animator Joan Gratz, Morgan Spurlock, Teller (Penn & Teller) Bill Plympton, and National Geographic special about doomsday preppers. Courtney Von Drehle, accordionist in the ensemble, received an Emmy nomination for his work on the Oscar nominated HBO documentary, The Final Inch.