3rd & Main
'3rd & Main puts out a very hip, all-original jazz sound...3rd & Main's cast of Gil Lopez on guitar and vocals, Chris Kneisel on guitar and effects, Mark Eich on bass and Ken Hart on drums weaves a cool effect throughout.' Mark Bialczak, Music Critic The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) April 22, 2007 Like fine wine and aged spirits, members of 3rd & Main combine to produce a unique flavor of music. The sounds range from a light ambient tone to a bold spotlight presence. The moods that are conjured up are as numerous as plot twists in the Maltese Falcon. When listening, you can search your soul, or just let the sound penetrate and pass through you like beams of light. They hail from upstate New York (clarification: anything above New York City is classified as upstate). Syracuse, to be precise. 'Six months of winter, and six months of tough sledding.' But the laidback lifestyle here lends to the tones of the band, allowing them to serve up a rich blend of jazz in which the discerning listener will hear the art-rock influences that provides their historical background. The music is all original. Fleshed out into existence by the love of the work, with help from above. The diversity of the songs makes it hard to categorize the type of music into a single style, but for those who like to be able to do that, 3rd & Main has come up with a name for their brand of music: 'Cool Noir.'