Magic City Trio


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The Magic City Trio songs take their inspiration from pre-war country music. The Carter Family, through to modern hillbilly noir found in the novels of Daniel Woodrell . Following the Southern Gothic tradition by telling stories of death, crime , lost love and disaster.



The band features Frank Sweeney (Guitar, Vocals and Harmonica), Annie Holder (guitar, vocal and kazoo) and Adi Staempfli (bass and vocals)



Most of the time we play in London, but we are doing a transatlantic tour of open mics so far covering San Francisco, Kailua HI, Los Angeles, New York City, Albuquerque, St Louis, Dublin and Berlin. This summer we landed in Paia (Maui), Denver and Portland.