Get your kicks on Rt 66 with the Mother Road Trio
Passing through 8 states, and stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, the superslab of wigwam dreams, neon empires, giant plastic dinosaurs and American Pie carries on. The Mother Road Trio embodies the quirky and free-wheeling spirit of this mighty highway.
MRT’s style is as diverse as Rt. 66 itself, with offerings of rhythm and blues, original ballads, mowtown, swing, jazz standards, and good old rock n’ roll.
Sure to please crowds from Budapest to Barstow, Mother Road Trio is:
Mike Shiner: Upright Bass bombadier and vocal powerhouse, Mike is classically trained in Full Soul, breaking hearts and taking names with his seismic vocals and charm. With a degree from Berklee College of Music, Mike holds down the bottom, and brings both swagger and academic polish to this dynamic trio.
Larry Czarnecki: Larry is no stranger to the Mother Road, starting out in the explosive music scene in Chicago, then careening off to LA, and eventually landing in Flagstaff, AZ — taking the RT. 66 town by storm. Larry’s virtuoso guitar playing drives the trio’s infectious rhythm with precision and panache. Larry has cultivated a unique blend of bluesy licks and tricks thrilling crowds with his impressive playing and singing, along with his expressive stage capers.
Sammy McRae: Rockin’, rollin’, and reelin’ a crazy stream of notes on the magic blow harp, Sammy Mac is top dog on harmonica, with a genuinely soulful voice, and the ability to get a crowd up on their feet begging for more. A quick-witted showman, Sammy has been a Blues Ambassador in the Southwest for over 20 years, pleasing audiences far and wide with his engaging stage presence.