We first got hip to the many talents Mike Savino possesses when the bearded banjo slayer joined Kishi Bashi in our insane session a couple months back. After witnessing techniques and tricks, the likes of which we've never seen performed on a banjo before, we had to go rummaging through Mike's background, stumbling across his personal outlet for such unusual creative enterprises, Tall Tall Trees. Mike's own bio refers to his weapon of choice as a "space banjo" or "banjotron". Hearing Mike slab layer upon layer of effects, loops, bowing, drumming, and strumming, we're simply calling it "amazing". So consider us super psyched to be premiering the video for "Highwire"; the first song from Tall Tall Tree's album, Moment.
If you like what you see, do try and catch Tall Tall Trees on their upcoming tour:
Mar 27 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Mar 29 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
Mar 30 - ArtsQuest - Bethlehem, PA
Apr 19 - Dreamaway Lodge - Becket, MA
Apr 26 - The Garrison - Toronto, Canada
Apr 30 - The Pabst Theater Pub - Milwaukee, WI
May 01 - The Radon Lounge - Springfield, IL
May 02 - Schuba's Tavern - Chicago, IL
Jul 24 - Bryant Park After Work - New York, NY
Jul 27 - Mountain Folk & Roots Festiva - Biglerville, PA
Still want to know a little more about Mike? Check out this cool profile piece on him.