Andy Stack’s “American Soup” is a sonically explorative guitar trio featuring Michael Bram on 1940s calf skin drums and Jesse Murphy on a metal upright bass. The group explores classics from the american lexicon in an improvisational and adventurous conversation. From Robert Johnson to Duke Ellington to Elliot Smith, no rules apply.
The M3’s is a new take on the classic soul jazz organ trio sound of the 60s. The group was named after the hammond M3, made famous by Booker T and the MG’s “Green Onions”. Andy housed a chopped off Hammond M3 at Quinn’s lounge in Beacon, NY during the initial Wednesday night residency by the group which ran for several months, attracting large crowds for the music and cocktails.
The M3’s play classics from Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, and also reinvent modern pop tunes in the organ trio setting, much like their influences did decades ago.