Super Mini Trio

Super Mini Trio


Super Mini Trio is about fun. We'll leave the 'serious art' to other bands. We live to entertain in the country-rock genre.


Super Mini Trio formed in the early years of the new millennium. Playing an eclectic mix of covers and originals has earned them a small but loyal following in Chicago's taverns and coffeehouses (and the occasional art fair and kids' show). Barbara Eve Hale's strong alto voice connects with audiences whether she sings waltzes or rockers. Steve Mend's lead guitar lines wrap around and accent the melody. Drummer Mark Senser and bassist 'Mustang' Debbie Altman serve up a tasty groove (yeah, that adds up to four [4] people, but we're musicians not mathematicians).


EP: Three Chords and a Pack of Lies (self-released 2005)

EP: Howard (self-released 2007)

Set List

A typical 3-set (40-50 minutes per set) gig looks like this:

Baby (Patrick O'Grady)
Heartbreak (original)
Pecan Pie (Jeff Tweedy)
Waterfall (traditional)
Y'all Come (traditional)
Waltz Across TX (Ernest Tubbs)
James Alley (Rabbit Brown)
Paradise (John Prine)
Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)
So Far Gone (original)
Leave Me (original)
Honky Tonk Girl (Loretta Lynn)
Country Roads (John Denver)


Broke in B (original)
Bunny (original)
These Boots are Made for Walkin' (Nancy Sinatra)
Empty Pockets (original)
Object of Desire (original)
I'll Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince)
Roll Me (Bonnie Koloc)
Bring it with You When You Come (Cannon's Jug Stompers)
Concrete and Barbed Wire (Lucinda Williams)
Pocketfull of Whiskey (original)


Guitar Players (original)
L & N
Pablo Picasso (Modern Lovers)
I Wanna be Your Dog (The Stooges)
Bring it to Me (original)
Monkey (Grateful Dead)
That's Your Disease Talkin' (original)