The Lower Town Trio puts a hard-driving bright brash spin on rockabilly music. Formed in Buffalo, NY by front man, singer, and guitar player Jason Van Cleve, The Lower Town Trio mixes original music with their own spin on the classic rockabilly genre. “We’re not just dusting off the old classics and playing them like the originals,” says Van Cleve, “instead, we’re delving into the roots of what rockabilly is and doing them Lower Town style.” Lower Town style is high energy, with catchy hooks and melodic overtones that fans have come to appreciate and love.
Currently, Van Cleve is in the studio putting the final touches on an album of originals tentatively titled Last of the Rebels which includes elements of rockabilly, psychobilly, and heartbreaking love songs. These tunes are crisp and sharp and have catchy
hypnotizing hooks that almost fall into the pop genre, but are still raw and hard driving.
Van Cleve’s line-up is always moving. Originally the line-up included his brother Chris Van Cleve (formally of The Quakes and currently playing slap-bass with the Celtic-punk band 1916) on drums and the great Ryan Hurley on bass. Younger brother Jeremy Van Cleve has also been in the rotation as their drummer as well. Currently, the live shows have been with Sal Ianello on bass and Michael Haggerty on drums, both formally with the rockabilly/surf band Blue Rocket Trio.
The Lower Town Trio is gearing up for a busy spring and summer and promise every show to be filled with hard driving good ol’ rock and roll!
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