THREE METRE DAY is an acoustic modern roots trio created by players Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke and Michelle Willis. The sound of the band features original songs sung in combination with old instruments, forming a strong, intimate and identifiable texture. Starting with a basis in folk music, 3MD draws on its years of experience playing in a variety of settings including jazz, alternative, folk and modern roots to forge something distinctly their own.
Violinist Hugh Marsh has recorded and toured extensively with Bruce Cockburn, Loreena McKennitt, Jon Hassell, Don Byron and Mercan Dede as well as played on the soundtracks to countless Hollywood films. Don Rooke is a lap-style slide guitarist who also leads the cult Toronto band The Henrys. He has recorded with Mary Margaret O’Hara, Cowboy Junkies, Sylvia Tyson and Gordie Sampson, as well as for movies and TV. Finally there is vocalist Michelle Willis, whose singing and portable pump organ playing are the cornerstone of this unique band.
THREE METRE DAY’S debut full-length album Coasting Notes, which also features Davide DiRenzo (drums) and David Piltch (acoustic bass), is out worldwide November 1st in CD and Digital formats through the band’s own label imprint, 3MD.
” Very close to roots perfection.” – THE MUSICAL VIEW
“Highly recommended classy stuff.” – ELECTRIC GHOST JOURNAL / UK
“Beautiful music” – INDIEPENDENT MUSIC
“A very unique and attractive sound…. recommended for lovers of acoustic, soothing lo-fi folk.” – ROOTSTIME: BELGIUM
“Plenty to enjoy here.” – EXCLAIM!
“Coasting Notes is a heartfelt album that has you leaning in closer to the music.” – Laurie Brown/CBC RADIO 2
“A very pretty sound” – WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY
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