Kip Meaker

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Too Tight Trio - featuring Kip MeakerKip Meaker

The Too Tight Trio is the fortunate offspring of three highly accomplished musicians combining forces to give birth to a spellbinding repertoire of music that breathes with depth and poignancy rarely heard in an age of processed musical production. From sanguine jazz- infused ballads to intense rock, ...from R & B forays, to timeless sounding originals ...the Too Tight Trio delivers music that is both extra special and gripping.

Fronted by the legendary talents of Sheldon “Kip” Meaker, the band has it’s own big shoes to fill. Kip has enjoyed a stellar and varied career from stints with Asleep at The Wheel, The Edgar Winter Band, as well as being tapped to be the original singer for the band "Boston" by leader, Tom Scholz. Kip possesses a mesmerizing style on the guitar, and a voice that ranks among the finest on the planet.

Kip is flanked by multi-instrumentalist and keyboard wizard, Phil Abair. Phil has toured with members of Phish (in the Pork Toronado band) and is noted for his ultra-musical sense…. knowing exactly what to play in any style and moment. The Too Tight Trio showcases Phil's amazing ability to cover bass duties with his left hand, while covering everything from piano to the B-3 organ and strings with his right hand.

Groovemaster, Ken “Sugar G” Gulfield, is the only candidate that could hold down the rhythm chair effectively for the trio. Ken is noted for his stellar drum work in many great bands, but most recently as the original drummer for the Grippo Funk Band.

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