The trio "Time for Three" calls themselves a "classically-trained garage band." They will perform at Interlochen July 10th.
The trio performed live Friday morning on Classical IPR. Listen here.
Time for Three consists of two violins and a double-bass. That might conjure up images of a serious classical ensemble in tuxedos. There are classical elements to the trio. But they're equal doses of country-western, jazz and a little rock. They're usually found in t-shirts and jeans.
One of Time for Three's most popular tunes is the bluegrass staple, "The Orange Blossom Special."
The trio is made up of double-bassist Ranaan Meyer, violinist Nick Kendall and violinist Zach DePue, an Interlochen alumnus. They started playing together for fun at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music. Zach and Nick liked playing bluegrass and country fiddle, then Ranaan shared his knowledge of jazz improv.
They first got attention in Philly's Mann Center for the Performing Arts during a power outage. The threesome started playing "The Orange Blossom Special" and "Ragtime Annie." And the crowd went wild.
They now tour the world and have three CDs and they perform Sunday night with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in Interlochen.