The legendary Too Tall String Band will return to Plattsburgh’s original coffeehouse Friday, March 4. The band first formed in 1984 and debuted at the Palmer Street Coffehouse’s very first cafe event.
“[We have] stayed true to our roots even as we’ve shuffled the lineup and added new music,” said founding member Rod Driscoll. “We love the acoustic sounds of fiddle tunes, bluegrass and traditional country, along with whatever feels right to us.”
The band is comprised of Coffeehouse coordinator Hap Wheeler, along with Rod Driscoll and Bruce Lawson. They feature three-part harmony and play multiple instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, Dobro and hammered dulcimer.
“There’s a certain chemistry that comes when a band has a history, and Too Tall’s got it,” said former Palmer Street Coffeehouse Coordinator Jody Lawson.
The trio has performed at the Adirondack Folk Festival, Lake Placid Winter Goodwill Games, Concerts on the Bluff, Plattsburgh Mayor’s Cup Festival and — 10 years in a row — at the Battle of Plattsburgh Celebration.
“Too Tall will slant our performance toward the Irish side in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day,” said Wheeler of the March performance. “We’ll feature some Irish and pub tunes, as well as our usual eclectic madness.”
For more information on Too Tall String Band including publicity photos, reviews, discography, bios and schedule: www.tootallstringband.bizhosting.com.
The Coffeehouse is well-known for its acoustic music artists. In its 28th season, the Palmer Street Coffeehouse operates on the first Friday of each month, October through June. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. Event admission is $10. For more information about Palmer Street Coffeehouse, visit its website at www.uuaplattsburgh.com. Contact Hap Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.