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The Joe Cirotti Trio is a well-oiled string band from the shadows of Northwest Jersey’s Appalachian ridge.
In 2015, Joe Cirotti, Mike Alexander, and Pete Lister’s respective multi instrumentalist upbringings fused with a collective passion for the roots of American folk, country, and bluegrass music.
In this way the trio’s bond is rooted in proximity, strengthened by a blue-collar passion for picking, and buoyed by their shared propensity for cigarettes and whiskey.
Timmy Coyle has filled in for Mike since 2021 on multiple instruments, and they now occasionally play in tandem when the band plays as a quartet.
The group also appears in various quartet and quintet line-ups, incorporating percussion or drums into the arrangements.
some venue highlights:
Beneduce Vineyard, Bernie's Hillside, Bull 'N Bear Brewery, Castle Ridge, Chilton Mill Brewing, Clinton Elks Pavilion, Deer Head Inn, Ed Rocks, Empire Underground Albany, Flounder Brewing, Fox And Crow, IceHouse Bethlehem, Ironbound Cider, Milk Street Distillery, MusikFest Bethlehem, Old Stone Coffee House, Pattenburg House, Raritan Inn, Red Mill Museum, Reigelsville Inn, Roy's Hall, Sarah Street Grill, Schiff Preserve, Scottish Rite Auditorium, Sherman Theater, Shippen Manor, Stanhope House, Stirling Hotel, Stowe Cider VT, Untied Brewing, Walpack Inn, Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival