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The Third Expression

Rank #33 US Durham, NC Americana / Instrumental

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Label: Indie

Manager: Mike Krause

Bio: Referencing sounds from such diverse and eclectic wellsprings as Jamaica's Studio One, Cachao y Su Orquesta, Jimmy Webb, The Shadows, Ernesto Lecuona, Brian Wilson, Les Paul and Booker T. & The MG’s, The Third Expression blend a wide array of influences gathering elements from classic pop, jazz a... See Full Bio

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  • 2013

    Dec 11


    Durham, NC, US | 7:30pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:30pm

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    SUPERFINE AMPWORKS CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH ROCKY & THE PRESSERS, THE THIRD EXPRESSION, PHIL COOK, RIVER OTTERS

  • 2013

    Jun 6


    Durham, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:00pm

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    The Third Expression is excited about our upcoming appearance at Motorco's GarageBar on June 6! We love us some Durham (half of us live here) and look forward to turning on a new audience to the sounds of TTE.... Our recent appearance on NPR's The State of Things with Frank Stasio is available to listen to here: http://wunc.org/post/band-keeps-soul-alive-through-musical-expression Live video: The Third Expression on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt2LMdiJmH1IpDYrFplwRZG6XUZ_wJ_43&feature=edit_ok The Third Expression ‘South, North, East & West of The Border.’ Referencing sounds from such diverse and eclectic wellsprings as Jamaica's Studio One, Cachao y Su Orquesta, Jimmy Webb, The Shadows, Ernesto Lecuona, Brian Wilson, Les Paul and Booker T. & The MG’s, The Third Expression blend a wide array of influences gathering elements from classic pop, jazz and old school roots music along with more exotic flavors. An evening with The Third Expression contains layers of melody, texture and atmosphere that extend beyond the ordinary. The Third Expression features guitarist Mike Krause, bassist Jane Francis, drummer Chris Stephenson and pedal steel guitarist Nathan Golub, musicians who have performed and/or recorded as sidemen with a wide spectrum of established artists from North Carolina and beyond including Tift Merritt, Caitlin Cary (Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Ryan Adams), Big Al Anderson (NRBQ, World Famous Headliners), Taj Mahal, Chris Stamey, Thad Cockrell, International Orange (Ben Folds Five, The Old Ceremony, Bus Stop), Andy Kuncl, The Connells, the North Carolina Symphony, Chapel Hill Philharmonia, Velvet, Katherine Whalen (Squirrel Nut Zippers), John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff, Michael Rank and Stag, JKutchma & The Five Fifths and members of Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, The Jayhawks and the Dex Romweber Duo among others.

  • 2013

    May 16


    Raleigh, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Thu May 16, 2013 8:00pm

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    The Third Expression is looking forward to a great night of music on Thursday, May 16 at the finest listening room in the Triangle, Marsh Woodwinds Upstairs. Our favorite North Carolina guitarist Bernie Petteway and his stellar trio will be sharing the bill with TTE at this show and we will be making a live recording of this event! There will also be some musical 'cross pollination' happening between the two groups during the course of the evening. We had a great time at our last shinding together at MWWU and expect this show to be packed with lovers of guitar music. Marsh Woodwinds Upstairs http://www.marshwoodwinds.com/page.asp?PageID=17 The Bernie Petteway Trio This incredibly talented trio includes guitarist Bernie Petteway, drummer Ed Butler and bassist Robbie Link. Bernie Petteway was one of the founding members of legendary jazz-fusion group 3PM which EER-MUSIC.com's tribute page called "one of the most unknown and underrated jazz rock fusion bands to have ever existed". A veteran of many R&B ensembles, Bernie shares his many guitar playing talents with musicians and groups as diverse as the North Carolina Symphony, contra dance group Contrazz, eclectic acoustic string band Stringfellows and the 'alt-Americana' Crooked Mile Band. He has recorded and/or appeared in concert with nationally known artists as diverse as Pat Benatar, Erich Kunzel (conductor St. Louis Symphony), Neil Sedaka, Bee Gees, Tito Puente, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), and many others. A primarily self taught musician, he has studied privately with jazz legends Pat Martino, Howard Roberts, and Howard Morgen. Percussionist Ed Butler has performed with acts including Michelle Shocked, The Thelonius Society and The Micro-East Collective. Bassist Robbie Link is a veteran performer/teacher involved with many jazz, chamber music and folk ensembles performing everything from Baroque to Bluegrass. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bernie-Petteway-Trio/227032043494 The Third Expression ‘South, North, East & West of The Border.’ Referencing sounds from such diverse and eclectic wellsprings as Jamaica's Studio One, Cachao y Su Orquesta, Jimmy Webb, The Shadows, Ernesto Lecuona, Brian Wilson, Les Paul and Booker T. & The MG’s, The Third Expression blend a wide array of influences gathering elements from classic pop, jazz and old school roots music along with more exotic flavors. An evening with The Third Expression contains layers of melody, texture and atmosphere that extend beyond the ordinary. The Third Expression features guitarist Mike Krause, bassist Jane Francis, drummer Chris Stephenson and pedal steel guitarist Nathan Golub, musicians who have performed and/or recorded as sidemen with a wide spectrum of established artists from North Carolina and beyond including Tift Merritt, Caitlin Cary (Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Ryan Adams), Big Al Anderson (NRBQ, World Famous Headliners, Nashville hit songwriter), Taj Mahal, Chris Stamey, Thad Cockrell, International Orange (Ben Folds Five, The Old Ceremony, Bus Stop), Andy Kuncl, The Connells, the North Carolina Symphony, Chapel Hill Philharmonia, Velvet, Katherine Whalen (Squirrel Nut Zippers), John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff, Michael Rank and Stag, JKutchma & The Five Fifths and members of Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, The Jayhawks and the Dex Romweber Duo among others. Live clips: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt2LMdiJmH1IpDYrFplwRZG6XUZ_wJ_43&feature=edit_ok Website: http://www.mkrause.com/thethirdexpression Admission is $10 (cash only).

  • 2013

    May 5


    Durham, NC, US | 4:00pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Sun May 05, 2013 4:00pm

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    The Third Expression is honored to be performing for the third year in a row on our honorary Sunday night spot with many great bands at the Instro Summit 2012 in Chapel Hill! TTE will be playing our 45' set on Sunday, May 5, the third day of the fest at 5:00pm (sharp) and an FYI also that it's all ages before 6:00pm! If you're not familiar with us check out some live clips on our Youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt2LMdiJmH1IpDYrFplwRZG6XUZ_wJ_43&feature=edit_ok More information on the event from Crispy, Instro Summit Head Instigator: Back for a fifth year, at shiny new digs, bigger and badder than ever! Currently the largest all-instrumental music festival in the World, the 5th Annual Instro Summit features 27-plus bands of the surf, soul, rock, lounge and "I dunno what you'd call it" category, all playing strictly lyric-free music for your enjoyment. No Prog-Rock or Jam band noodlers here; this is is fun, entertaining stuff, the kind that lets you dance with your partner in one hand and hold a beer in the other. The Complete Lineup: Bands playing on Friday, May 3rd: 6pm Noseriders 7pm Moonbase 8pm Mystery Men? 9pm High Fidelics 10pm Diamondheads 11pm The Madeira 12am Aqualads 1am Kill, Baby...Kill! Bands playing on Saturday, May 4th: (All bands playing before 6pm are part of our FREE and All ages period) 12pm-2:30 Instro Summit Lunch Jam 3pm: Eddie Katcher's Astronauts Tribute 4pm: Ivan and Eddie's all-star Penetrators tribute (featuring the original Penetrators rhythm section!) 5pm : Phatlynx/The I'm Branded Contest/Rumble Jam 6pm Arrows Out 7pm The Surge! 8pm 9th Wave 9pm Atomic Mosquitos 10pm Intoxicators 11pm Blood Red River 12pm Necronomikids 1am Coffin Daggers Bands Playing on Sunday, May 5th: 4pm Killer Filler 5pm 3rd Expression 6pm TEAM VOID 7pm Meteor Men 8pm Monterreys 9pm Great White Caps 10pm Weisstronauts 11pm Invisible Rays 12am The Vivisectors PLUS: DJ Bumpadelic spinning Instro Vynil all weekend! The Instro Summit Raffle! Food Trucks! Giveaways from PBR, Airline, DiPinto, and Utz all weekend! Tickets 12 bucks per night 3-day pass 24 bucks Advance tickets via this link: http://casbahdurham.com/ai1ec_event/instrosummit-2013/?instance_id

  • 2013

    Apr 28


    Carrboro, NC, US | 10:00pm

    Carrboro, NC, US
    Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:00pm

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    The Third Expression is looking forward to producing another fine evening of sounds at the venerable Station in Carrboro, NC! If you're not familiar with us check out some live clips on our Youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt2LMdiJmH1IpDYrFplwRZG6XUZ_wJ_43&feature=edit_ok The Third Expression ‘South, North, East & West of The Border.’ Referencing sounds from such diverse and eclectic wellsprings as Jamaica's Studio One, Cachao y Su Orquesta, Jimmy Webb, The Shadows, Ernesto Lecuona, Brian Wilson, Les Paul and Booker T. & The MG’s, The Third Expression blend a wide array of influences gathering elements from classic pop, jazz and old school roots music along with more exotic flavors. An evening with The Third Expression contains layers of melody, texture and atmosphere that extend beyond the ordinary. The Third Expression features guitarist Mike Krause, bassist Jane Francis, drummer Chris Stephenson and pedal steel guitarist Nathan Golub, musicians who have performed and/or recorded as sidemen with a wide spectrum of established artists from North Carolina and beyond including Tift Merritt, Caitlin Cary (Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Ryan Adams), Big Al Anderson (NRBQ, World Famous Headliners, Nashville hit songwriter), Taj Mahal, Chris Stamey, Thad Cockrell, International Orange (Ben Folds Five, The Old Ceremony, Bus Stop), Andy Kuncl, The Connells, the North Carolina Symphony, Chapel Hill Philharmonia, Velvet, Katherine Whalen (Squirrel Nut Zippers), John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff, Michael Rank and Stag, JKutchma & The Five Fifths and members of Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, The Jayhawks and the Dex Romweber Duo among others.

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Q: heard the interview on the state of things. like your music. when will you put a cd out?
A: Thanks for listening! We're still writing/finishing material but are looking at around the end of the year do do a studio record. Stay tuned and join our Facebook page to stay updated (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Third-Expression/100417270014532?ref=hl). Thanks!

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