Ham Jam House Concert

Trio Del Rio

Trio Del Rio will play a fine acoustic concert on Saturday, April 14th, at 7:00 PM.

Trio Del Rio challenges classification, combining swing, jazz, blue, latin, R&B and Texas styles of musical composition featuring: local singer/songwriters, MariLisa, Tanner Swain, and bassist extraordinaire, George Brown-Lohr.

Trio Del Rio’s essence is captured in MariLisa’s soulful distinctive voice, Tanner Swain’s smooth vocals and tasty guitar work, along with George Brown Lohr's ability to blend the rhythm with the melody on the bass. Their songs unite with rich textures and vocal landscapes that are unforgettable with a wide variety of storytelling songs that listeners are attracted to. Other tunes inspire folks to shake a leg and frequently the trio employs a drummer that can provoke lots of dancing. With the two part harmonies and tight unisons; it balances an eclectic mix of songs and emotions.

Trio Del Rio has recorded one CD, “This Time Around It”, and an EP titled “Rain” and they are currently working on another project not yet titled.

The players...

Tanner Swain is a University of North Texas Graduate in music composition who his mother says was “making up songs in his crib.” Singing and performing in numerous choirs, ensembles at UNT, and countless other venues, his immense knowledge of music is second nature. His songs pull the listener in from off the street.

MariLisa, a children's and adult musician published three solo albums before taking vocal coaching from MaryAnn Price when late great Texas Music Producer, Tary Owens decided to produce MariLisa’s 2002 CD “Take a Chance”.

MariLisa and Tanner met during a songwriter circle in Austin Tx in 1998. They are a married couple who have been making/performing beautiful music together ever since.

Bassist, George Brown Lohr at age 18 was just moving back to Austin at that time and had discovered the CD at him mom’s house and started learning all the material. He has been contributing keen moving rhythm and has continued to keep the band grooving with or without the drums to this day. George is also currently involved with the ACC Jazz Band and with his versatility in playing numerous basses such as the upright, fretless or five string Jazz bass, he is able to bring out the necessary tones for the band's diverse genres.

Comments about Trio Del Rio...

"...Vocally golden…Sterling collection of engagingly percussive songs from the team of MariLisa and Tanner Swain…Velvety neo-swing…Refreshing and relaxing, just when life demands a chill pill.”
-- Austin Chronicle

“Ya'll have been working hard and it shows.” … I've listened to your various configurations with and w/o MaryAnn Price and your parts are worked up well.”
-- Tracie Ferguson – Gruene Hall booking agent

“MariLisa is as natural a performer as a mockingbird in a cedar break.”
-- Hill Country Sun

“…Trio Del Rio is like jumping into a cool Texas River and the current of their harmonies take you and you don’t want to find your way back.”
-- Sharon Stuart (short story writer)

“…A magical sound and experience.”
-- Steve Dodds Third Coast Media

“…Exquisitely beautiful original music.”
-- anonymous Kerrville Folk Festival Fan

“…I really like what these guys are doing, they sound magical.”
-- Slim Richie

Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$10 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!