Small Town Trio began by three talented musicians placed next door to each other in Dixon House in early 2010. It has now expanded into a unique band performing at campus events. The band consists of members Stefano, rhythm guitarist, Ricky, vocals and guitarist and Dave, cajon, which is a box that sounds like a snare drum but not nearly as loud, and drums.
“We usually play alternative rock, light rock, etc. My big inspiration are Dave Matthews Band, and Mumford and Sons,” Dave Jacobson, sophomore math major, said.
The band has played three shows together, open mic night, sex trafficking awareness week and Relay for Life.
“Small Town Trio is more a couple of guys having fun than an official band I suppose,” Rick Tuminello, sophomore business major. “We don’t plan on making it big; we are just having fun.”
A Relay for Life committee member and the band’s RA reached out to the band and asked them to perform. The band went on-stage around midnight at Relay for Life and got the crowd excited and awake with their songs by Blink-182 and Dave Matthews Band.
“I heard them for the first time at Relay for Life and they did a great cover at a Blink 182 song, I’m a fan,” Emmy Murdock, freshman education major, said.
The band name, Small Town Trio, has no specific meaning behind it. They just wanted to come up with something catchy and neat.
“Small Town Trio is kind of a simple name for a simple band, we are three guys from small towns that love playing music,”Tuminello said.
The band practices in the basement of Dixon House or Cosini’s room and many of their friends join them to hang out and listen to music.
“The best part of being a fan of Small Town Trio is watching my friends succeed and having fun while doing something they enjoy,” Morgan Ann, sophomore education major, said.