Simply Three string trio transcends traditional music boundaries.

Guests: Zack Clark, cellist. Nick Villalobos, bassist. Glen McDaniel, violinist.
Zack Clark, the cellist for Simply Three, said he first met Zuill Bailey years ago, when Bailey was a judge in a cello competition.  Clark wondered if Zuill Bailey would remember being his jurist. But he says he never forgot Bailey, whose clean, crisp technique inspired him to try harder.


Nick Villalobos pushes the boundaries of traditional bass playing.

Simply Three makes it all sound simple, but the string trio’s music is a sophisticated blend of genres.

Zack Clark says technical virtuosity is key to the group’s sound but also a sense of adventure from crossing over from classics to other genres.

Zack Clark and Nick Villalobos, who co-founded the group,  say the secret sauce is to use the bass as both a solo and percussion instrument.

In a conversation with Rhonda McBride, the group talks about how their sound continues to evolve as they add original compositions to their repertoire.

Glen McDaniel is the newest member of the group. He enjoys the trio’s process of collaboration.

Air date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

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