Brittany Haas Jordan Tice and Paul Kowert
Hailing from the United States, the trio of Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, and Paul Kowert is a confluence of three of the most exciting young musicians in acoustic music today. Currently working on their debut album, they’ve been touring as a trio for the past year and together have produced a body of work containing flights of improvisation and interesting compositional turns all grounded by memorable melodies and driving rhythms.
Hailing from the United States, the trio of Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, and Paul Kowert is a confluence of three of the most exciting young musicians in acoustic music today. While each member carries an impressive resume of professional experiences, it is the devotion to collaboration and the pursuit of a unique group sound that sets them apart.
Currently working on their debut album, they’ve been touring as a trio for the past year and together have produced a body of work containing flights of improvisation and interesting compositional turns all grounded by memorable melodies and driving rhythms. They point out though that “the group’s adventurous spirit and desire to show the audience something new is never at the expense of the most intrinsically rewarding elements of music such as the beauty of a well crafted melody or the dance-inspiring energy of a great groove”.
California-born Brittany Haas is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. She grew up honing her craft in fiddle camps nationwide, and came to her unique sound through the old time fiddling of Bruce Molsky & and the innovative stylings of Darol Anger. A prodigious youth, she began touring with Darol’s Republic of Strings at the age of 14 and a few years later joined Crooked Still who she has toured with since. She has also performed with Yonder Mountain String Band, Tony Trischka, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (her cellist sister), Abigail Washburn and The Waybacks. She released her debut self-titled solo album at 17 and she is the co-leader of the Brittany Haas/Dan Trueman band who released their debut record “Criss Cross” in 2011.
Hailing from Annapolis Maryland, Jordan Tice is an innovative flatpicker and prolific composer of acoustic music. The son of two bluegrass musicians, he grew up playing with various bluegrass bands and singer/songwriters around Maryland until 2005 when he enrolled at Towson University to study music composition. He released his debut recording of original music at the age of 17 and has since released 2 more recordings to rave reviews. He has either performed or recorded with Mark Schatz and friends, Frank Wakefield, Darol Anger, and Tony Trischka. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and leads the Jordan Tice Trio featuring Paul Kowert on bass and Simon Chrisman on Hammered Dulcimer whose debut recording “The Secret History” (2012) is currently garnering very positive press.
Paul Kowert grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. Upon graduating from The Curtis Institute of Music in 2009 he joined the band Punch Brothers, who he has made two albums. He has also recorded music for The Hunger Games soundtrack, and appeared on Leno, Letterman, Jools Holland, A Prairie Home Companion, and Austin City Limits. In addition to Punch Brothers, Paul has recorded albums as a member of Mike Marshall’s Big Trio and the Jordan Tice Trio. He has also recorded with Dierks Bentley, Fiona Apple, and Sarah Jarosz. Drawing from his extensive experience in classical music, endless pursuit of adapting traditional fiddle styles to bass, and formidable chops, he is truly one of the most original bassists working today.