Tangerine Trousers

Tangerine Trousers

BandFolkAcoustic

... fine acoustic music for over a 20th of a century! High energy, eclectic & sublime, six-piece "FolkRockoustic" group from Michigan.

Biography

From the honest and introspective story telling of folk to the savvy hooks and craftsmanship of pop music; the sophisticated harmony and walking bass lines of jazz to the soul and rhythm of music from far away lands like Ireland and Africa; add the vocal harmonies from country and gospel music ... and you get the "eclectic and sublime" acoustic Americana sound that Tangerine Trousers has dubbed "Folkrockoustic".

All this wrapped into a high energy live show that'll knock your 'trousers' off!

Each of the 6 members who make up the fabric of the Tangerine Trousers are as unique as the music they create, covering instruments from acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, flute, mandolin, lap steel, dobro, harmonica, saxophone, musical saw, bells, whistles, drums & percussion, and multi-layered vocal harmonies to soothe even the most savage beast. Entertainment is an equally important focus for the band, and the audiences are always left smiling!

The bands' latest recording, "Far Above Rubies," earned a nomination for the 2002 DETROIT MUSIC AWARD for Oustanding Acoustic/Folk recording (bringing the total DMA nominations for the group to 12), and was named one of the TEN BEST FOLK ALBUMS of 2002 by The CURRENT Magazine in Ann Arbor, MI. The band is currently working on the follow-up to 'Rubies' with producer/engineer Chris Stamey (Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams, Michael Stipe, Catilin Cary), to be released in
May 2003!

The Trousers are quickly building a solid following, and had a busy summer tour schedule in 2002 headlining two shows at THE ARK in Ann Arbor, as well as music festivals across Michigan, including the Muskegon Summer Celebration, Blissfest, Hiawatha Music Festival, and Riverfolk festivals, as well as the Comerica TasteFest in Detroit and the Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival in Pontiac.

Tangerine Trousers are very proud to be showcasing at the FOLK ALLIANCE 2003 Coference in Nashville on Thursday, February 6, 2003, starting 10:45 pm in rooms 110/111 on the main floor of the Nashville Convention Center!

Discography

FAR ABOVE RUBIES - LP/CD - In Print
TALKING WITH ED - LP/CD - Out of Print

hear more Hi-Fi tracks at www.mp3.com/TangerineTrousers

Set List

Sets can be tailored from 30-90 minutes of all original music, or upon request, can contain any of several cover songs.

Some of the original songs regularly performed include:

Postcard
The Years That Got Away
Michael
Daddy's Girl
Sycamore Bay
Austin
The Bed That You Made
Aggie's Gone
Mr. Magic Man
1 for 3
Boy Gone Blue
Beautiful Thing
Ms. Chameleon
Picasso