Tree Top Tribe rolls on. “ Great voice, great lyrics, great energy “ says Paula Small from KBOO regarding lead singer Mick Schafer.
TTT is a Portland, OR based band that plays original music with an acoustic, rootsy and eclectic feel.
Mick Schafer and Tom Esch have been writing and performing songs together since 2005 with no end in sight.
Tom Esch’s main musical instrument, the amped up fiddle, has been upgraded with a wah wah pedal. If you haven’t heard him using that on Treetop yet, it’s something to behold. He also shines on the Fender Telecaster, mandocaster and the occasional banjo.
What the state of Virginia lost has become TTT’s gain. Brian Link on bass and Matt Ramsdell on drums have arrived to provide an amazing rhythm section. Next came Colin Hogan bringing her feisty keyboard to the mix. Know what? She’s from Virginia also.
The band's first album, The Blackberry Jam Sessions, was recorded at the famed Kung Fu Bakery studio in Portland. Copies are available at shows or at our favorite online indie music venue CDBaby along with the usual places like Amazon and iTunes. Our tracks are up on Pandora where you can have your very own Tree Top Tribe radio station. Stay tuned!