Three Red Crowns A Baltimore-based Ensemble playing the works of John Paul Carillo & Anna Meadors

3RC @ The Delancey


Three Red Crowns, formed as a trio in 2009, has since expanded to a nine piece ensemble and combines the most exciting and catchy aspects of jazz, classical, and rock, playing the epic, exhilarating compositions of founding members John Paul Carillo and Anna Meadors. In This Light, the group’s first album, was completed in 2012 at Mobtown Studios with Mat Leffler-Schulman, and has been played by radio host Sam Sessa on Baltimore’s 89.7 WTMD, New Music USA’s online station Counterstream Radio, and featured on 88.1 WYPR’s The Signal with Lisa Morgan. The track “Second Crown,” is featured on Flying Dog Brewery’s CD compilation, Flying Dog Music, Vol 1, Baltimore. Three Red Crowns is currently working on its follow up album, If Three Was Eight; the opening track “Landhorse” was included in Baltimore City Paper’s Local Music Playlist in the Big Music Issue (July 31, 2013). In September 2014, they were the ensemble-in-residence at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and performed on the New Music Greensboro series. Upcoming performances include the Velvet Lounge in DC, May 6, Metropolitan Bar and Kitchen in Annapolis, May 7 and The Crown in Baltimore, May 9.
Press Quotes
“Three Red Crowns is the brainchild of Anna Meadors and John Paul Carillo and is an up and coming Baltimore project which boasts an unexpected and expansive cast of instrumentalists. Three Red Crowns represents the best of Baltimore’s musical creative class. They are a genre baffling orchestra with rock and roll energy backed up by their palpable compositional and instrumental prowess.”
-Dave Dedionisio, Those Who Dig. Read more HERE.

“Very cool integration of modern classical elements and pop/rock. Very dynamic.”
-Ken Thomson, of Bang on a Can, Gutbucket and Slow/Fast

The Baltimore-based group Three Red Crowns specializes in what one might classify as long-form orchestral rock. The nine-piece band — led by co-composers Linganore High School and Baltimore’s Peabody Institute grad Anna Meadors and former New York City punk rocker John Paul Carillo — frequently plays at festivals, concert halls and other bar/arts venues, like The Windup Space in Baltimore. The group finished recording its first full-length album, “In This Light,” in 2012 and began working on its second, called “If 3 was 8,” in August with hopes to release it in 2014.
-Katie Crowe, Frederick News Post, see full article here or the pdf here

“‎Three Red Crowns, epic, good, orchestral, levitation, ecstatic, expansive jam. Good, good. Check them out.”
-Valerie Kuehne, curator of the Super Coda, NYC music series

“Sprawling and ambitious.”
-Megan Hamilton, Program Director of Creative Alliance

“I think your time would be better spent listening to John Carillo’s & Anna Meadors’ Three Red Crowns. It seems to be a mix of hell if I know…but it’s good. A lot of talent there.”
-Bob Bradley, Headlock Press

In The Right Light, at 8:15 literally made me yell out, ‘Oh!'”
Zach Herchen, NYC-based saxophonist
Landhorse was featured on Baltimore City Paper’s Big Music Issue 2013‘s playlist.
Our song “Second Crown” is featured on Flying Dog Brewery’s CD compilation, Flying Dog Music, Vol 1, Baltimore
Flying Dog Cover
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Personnel List:

♦ Ruby Fulton, violin ♦ Evan Tucker, violin ♦ Caleb Johnson, viola ♦ Domenica Romagni, cello ♦ Mark Harris, bass-guitar ♦ Jim Hannah, drum-set ♦ Rajni Sharma, vocals ♦ Anna Meadors, saxophones, compositions ♦ John Paul Carillo, bass-guitar, guitar, compositions ♦

Performance List (Baltimore, MD unless noted otherwise):

  • Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC, September 19, 2014
  • Greensboro New Music Festival, Greensboro, NC, September 18, 2014
  • Mum’s Bar, March 15, 2014
  • Café Nola, Frederick, MD, March 14, 2014
  • Café Nola, Frederick, MD, November 2, 2013
  • The Windup Space, November 3, 2013
  • UNCG New Music Festival, Greensboro, NC, September 25, 2013
  • Wyman Park Dell, Summer Movies and Music Nights, June 11, 2013
  • Redtail, Boston, MA, May 4, 2013
  • Spectrum, New York, NY, May 3, 2013
  • Creative Alliance at the Patterson, April 11, 2013
  • The Windup Space, March 13, 2013
  • Cafe Nola, Frederick, MD, January 26, 2013
  • STPP Festival, Washington, DC, October 7, 2012
  • Mt. Vernon Music Space, October 5, 2012
  • Baltimore Book Festival, September 28, 2012
  • The Delancey, New York, NY, September 24, 2012
  • The Alchemist & Barrister, Princeton, NJ, September 23, 2012
  • The Windup Space, September 22, 2012
  • Artscape 2012, Station North Stage, July 21, 2012
  • The Windup Space, June 24, 2012
  • Wyman Park Dell, Summer Movies and Music Nights, June 19, 2012
  • NOVO Festival, The Windup Space, March 9, 2012
  • The Metro Gallery, October 2, 2011
  • Artscape 2011, MICA’s Brown Center auditorium Favley Hall, July 17, 2011
  • Wyman Park Dell, Summer Movies and Music Nights, June 7, 2011
  • 2640 Space, May 25, 2011
  • An die Musik, May 11, 2011
  • Peabody Institute, April 7, 2011
  • The Windup Space, March 31, 2011
  • Peabody Institute, March 10, 2011
  • The Windup Space, February 2, 2011
  • An die Musik, November 10, 2010

Contact us at contact [at] threeredcrowns [dot] com

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Upcoming Performances

May 2015 Midatlantic Tour

Wednesday, May 6
Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC

Thursday, May 7
Metropolitan Bar and Kitchen, Annapolis, MD

Friday, May 8
TBA, Frederick, MD

Saturday, May 9
The Crown, Baltimore, MD

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