The Shoestring Trio is pleased to announce the release of their self-‐titled debut, recorded live to one-‐inch tape in Los Angeles, CA. The result of a two-‐year journey that began in the band of chanteuse Jessica Fichot and continued in 2012 with the trio’s second tour of Europe, the album features Michael Papillo (Pink Martini) on double bass, Antoine Salem (George Clinton) on acoustic guitar, and Robby Marshall (Michael Bublé, Trombone Shorty) on winds and percussion. Blending gypsy jazz, tango, samba and chanson, the Shoestring Trio evokes sunny afternoons in Paris, midnight parties in the Hollywood Hills, and late mornings in the Swiss Alps. The diversity of the trio’s music is a testament to the versatility of its individual members. Papillo supports the melody with a buoyant bass line one moment, and in the next, he simulates a rhythm guitar part on his high strings; Salem delivers delirious solo guitar lines reminiscent of Django Reinhardt, but he also contributes three Brazilian-‐influenced original compositions to the album; and Marshall’s woodwind melodies float freely above the rhythmic foundation created by his band mates, but he’s just as comfortable helping create that foundation himself by hammering out a beat on the cajón. Each musician shines on his own while supporting the others, and it all happens live with joyous spontaneity. With so many resources already at their disposal, and a repertoire that is constantly expanding to include both original songs and distinctive twists on pop music, the Shoestring Trio brings surprise and excitement to every performance. Equally comfortable on street corners as they are on festival stages, the band continues to make fans wherever they play. They are currently preparing for a tour of the West Coast and a return to Europe, and with their love of travel, they are on a constant quest to bring their sound to new audiences around the globe.