Three Red Crowns, formed as a trio in 2009, has since expanded to a ten 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 with Mat Leffler-Schulman at Mobtown Studios, and has been played by radio host Sam Sessa on Baltimore’s 89.7 WTMD, and featured on 88.1 WYPR’s The Signal with Lisa Morgan. The track “Second Crown,” will be 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, which features the Americana influenced “Bloodworth” suite, inspired by the film of the same name, and the Celtic based opening track “Landhorse,” which has become the opening track for the band’s exciting and versatile live shows. Venues played include the Windup Space, Metro Gallery, 2640 Space, Artscape, NOVO Festival, Cafe Nola in Frederick, and NYC’s the Delancey. Upcoming performances include Spring 2013 tour to Boston, NYC and Princeton.
“Very cool integration of modern classical elements and pop/rock. Very dynamic.”
-Ken Thomson, of Bang on a Can, Gutbucket and Slow/Fast
“A very fine project,” says John Zorn.
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
“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 fuck 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
Our song “Second Crown” will be featured on Flying Dog Brewery’s CD compilation, Flying Dog Music, Vol 1, Baltimore
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♦ Ruby Fulton, violin ♦ Caleb Johnson, violin ♦ Raili Haimila, viola ♦ Domenica Romagni, cello ♦ Andrew Histand, cello ♦ Jim Hannah, drum-set ♦ Rajni Sharma, vocals ♦ Anna Meadors, saxophones, compositions ♦ John Paul Carillo, bass-guitar, guitar, compositions ♦