Members: Justin Trawick - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Jean Finstad - Upright Bass, Josh Himmelsbach - Electric Guitar and Mandolin, Will Reinhardt - Drums, and Various musicians in the DC area!
The lot of us humans fumble through our days and lives with such a compilation of stories and feeling that really, someone should be writing it all down; singing about it even. Then, wouldnt it be great if said someone concocted a full-bodied blend of silky tune, gritty vocals and shoulder-dancing beats and poured it all into a comprehensive live performance? Justin Trawick has been doing us all this favor and only parts of the world are aware of it.
Walking the tightrope between various genres, Justins music fluently balances between sometimes rowdy, other times consoling, forms of folk, bluegrass, and hip hop bestowing upon listeners an incorporated and organic form of poetry.
Navigating the Washington, DC music scene, Justin has been tunefully hitting the local clubs, coffeehouses, and bars since November 2004, quickly expanding his range to larger venues up and down the east coast and opening for the honorable likes of Bob Schneider, Brett Dennen, Edwin McCain, and The Gourds to name a few. He plays both solo and with his band, The Justin Trawick Group, as they're notably called, consisting of quite the velvety brew of upright bass, drums, electric guitar, mandolin, saxophone, violin, cello, and even a rapper.
Trawick's debut album, "How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand" was recorded live in 2006 and warmly eased its way into the driver's seat of a fine folk, hip-hop combination, taking all thirteen tracks on a first-rate drums-on-the-steering-wheel ride. With smoothed-out Dylan vocals skipping over his effortless guitar playing Justin released the CD in March 2007 and has continued to bolster individual lives ever since.
Trawick's newest full-length album "Live at IOTA" shows the progression of his band's sound over a years time as well as the abounding confidence in his own vocal abilities and showmanship. "Live at IOTA" was released in May 2008.
Both albums are available on iTunes
Check out more at www.justintrawick.com and www.myspace.com/justintrawick