Stage and Studio on 10/11/11

Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
3 Leg Torso presents "Animals & Cannibals" CD

On Tuesday Oct. 11 at 11 a.m.on KBOO 90.7 FM, Dmae Roberts presents the founders of the popular Portland group, 3 Leg Torso, Bela Belogh & Courtney Von Drehle. The original 'meester' street performers have turned 3 Leg Torso into a world class eclectic band. They'll presenting pieces from their new hit CD "Animals & Cannibals" and helping with the membership drive at KBOO by offering their CDs for memberships.

Balogh (violin and trumpet) and Von Drehle (accordion) began as street musicians. They called their performances 'Meestering' and developed a unique style that mixed Argentine tango with Klezmer and Hungarian music. Dmae profiled the band in 1999 for NPR's All Things Considered.

Courtney Von Drehle & Bela Balogh

Since that time, 3 Leg Torso has grown into a five-member ensemble. The group has composed music for two films by Academy Award-winning animator Joan Gratz. They've scored United Nations funded documentary about AIDS in Thailand. Von Drehle was awarded a fellowship at the Sundance Film Composers Lab. The band also been commissioned twice by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) to create new full-length works.

In his review of "Animals & Cannibals," the Oregonian's David Stabler wrote: "3 Leg stands out from other bands for a particular blend of soulful and driving beats enriched by harmony and humor..."

Tune into a fun membership drive edition of Stage & Studio and pick up a copy of 3 Leg Torso's CD to help support KBOO's programming.

And check out their Fall schedule of concerts here!

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