Tony Trischka

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": bluegrass banjo acoustic americana Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Anthony Cattel Trischka, 16 January 1949, Syracuse, New York, USA. Although competent on several instruments, Trischka is one of the most influential of modern banjoists. His work is to be found in several forms of bluegrass music, particularly the 70s’ more progressive styling with occasional excursions into jazz. In 1970, he graduated from Syracuse University, by which time he had been playing with the Down City Ramblers for five years. From 1971-75, he played with both Country Granola and Country Cooking, before becoming a member of Breakfast Special. Between 1976 and 1978, he led the musical backing (and toured with) the Broadway showThe Robber Bridegroom, as well as playing with the band Monroe Doctrine. In the late 70s, he toured to Japan with Peter Rowan and Richard Greene and to Australia with Stacy Phillips. In 1981, he formed his own band, Skyline and during the 80s, he made numerous European trips, both with his band and as a solo artist. In 1989,...

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