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The Roofhoppers

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For our first recording, we wanted to present The Roofhoppers’ live sound without sacrificing the quality of a studio album. What results is a document of our trio, with the immediacy and raucous energy of a live performance and the attention to detail our brand of chamber music demands. And of course, it features, as all fine records must, a Randy Newman cover. Enjoy!


released September 22, 2011

John David Williams - Clarinet
Adrian Gross - Mandolin & Guitar
Sam McLellan - Bass Fiddle & Vocals

Recorded at Verve Studios in Toronto, ON.
Engineered by Reuben Ghose


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The Roofhoppers Toronto, Ontario

Based in Toronto, The Roofhoppers are an acoustic chamber trio that explores their original compositions and flights of improvisation. They are Sam McLellan on acoustic bass and vocals, John David Williams on clarinet and Adrian Gross on acoustic guitar and mandolin.

Stylistically, they explore the common ground shared by the distinct musical traditions of klezmer, dixieland, gypsy jazz and folk.
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