Congrats to 3 Son Green, The Deli KC’s September Artist of the Month! 3 Son Green is the collaboration of Jamie Anderson, Evan Carlson, Trey Green, and Patrick Suckiel. These guys take the jam band genre to another dimension, incorporating improvisonational techniques and a high level of musicianship. They’ve been hard at work on the Midwestern festival circuit, recently playing Crossroads Music Fest in Kansas City. Get to know this band a little better with our Artist on Trial.
The Deli: Down and dirty: one sentence to describe your music.
3 Son Green: "I'm melting!" -The Wicked Witch of the West
The Deli: Give me some background on 3 Son Green. Have you all been together since 2007?
3 Son Green: Bass and guitars, yes, since high school, 2007. Our original drummer, Steven Pearson, moved to Houston to get a real job in 2014, and Patrick Suckiel joined us.
The Deli: What have been your biggest accomplishments as a band?
3 Son Green: The opportunity to play multiple music festivals across the Midwest, releasing our debut full length album in 2013, a music video in 2014, KC Psych Fest and Crossroads Music Fest, and this Deli KC honor is pretty cool, of course.
The Deli: What inspires your music and songwriting?
3 Son Green: The music of others inspires us, of course, as well as inspiring one another. We all write, so one of us will cook a little something up, bring it to practice—we'll chew on it together for a bit & see what we can make of it, so collaboration is an important part of our compositions.
The Deli: What recorded music do you guys have and what is coming up for you?
3 Son Green: Our debut album, Redbird, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, YouTube, and at local music stores near you. Right now we are recording our second album, which we plan on releasing a single from in the upcoming months.
The Deli: What does supporting local music mean to you?
3 Son Green: Going to local shows and spreading the word about the local music scene. Usually you can pay $5 to see multiple great local bands. That's less than a beer at some famous artist's concert, and it means a lot more to the local musician.
The Deli: Who are your favorite local and non-local musicians right now?
3 Son Green: Local? Black Crack Revue, an Afro-Nuclear Wave Funk Swing Reggae Tango band that's been around for more than 25 years. Non-Local? Robert Glasper Experiment. They play a healthy mix of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and R&B.
The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy concert bill to play on?
3 Son Green: Just us, headlining at Madison Square Garden. If it's just us at that big of a venue, then we've made it pretty far, and for 3SG, that would be the ultimate concert bill.
The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?
3 Son Green: Frank Zappa, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles. They are all pioneers in music, whether it's songwriting or musical ability. (The Beatles is that one "Imagine" guy, right?)
The Deli: What goals does 3 Son Green have for 2015, and beyond?
3 Son Green: Besides finishing our second album, getting out on the road as much as possible. Touring is one of our biggest priorities right now.
The Deli: Where can we find you on the web?
The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for the Deli audience?
3 Son Green: "When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me speaking words of wisdom, let it be." -Elvis
Michelle Bacon is editor of The Deli KC and plays in bands.
"Following the encore "Circus", Sound Tribe called it a night around 12:30 a.m. There was an official after-party at the Granada, but for a lot less money and a smaller crowd, some folks took the party to the Jazzhaus, where 3 Son Green was getting into their second set. 3 Son Green has been growing into a reliable source of funky good times in Lawrence. Last night the four-piece jam band rocked out for a small crowd early on, but the bar quickly grew packed as people flooded in from Liberty Hall. The young musicians put on the perfect show to follow STS9 including their own dance party in front of the stage."
— David Ugarte, examiner.com, October 2nd, 2011
"Saturday night promised to be full of excitement when a crowd of eager fans was gathered for the opener, 3 Son Green at the Bottleneck. The young band of four played with talent beyond their years, some still appeared to have X's on their hands, filling the venue with a strong jam of funky, jazzy tunes that got the dance floor shaking. Playing cover songs as well as their own music, 3 Son Green started the night off right, and impressed audience members who came with high expectations for the veterans of Dirtfoot and Mountain Sprout. It's ridiculous that 3 bands of such great talent can play at a venue like the Bottleneck for just $7. Only in a musical paradise like Lawrence. The concert went from a regular show to a wild party in no time flat, and once people started to get down, they could not stop."
— David Ugarte, examiner.com, April 25th, 2010