The Freewheel Trio is a contemporary string band based out of Denver, Colorado. Through shared experiences in the bluegrass, old-time, classical, and American jazz traditions, the Freewheel Trio approaches both original and traditional music with the weight of this varied musical background behind their creative process. The trio is committed to versatility, both in their approaches to the performance of their instruments, and with the musical traditions they explore as a group. This versatility fosters a close connection with audiences and a unique style from a familiar instrumentation.
Joe D'Esposito is a Violinist and composer from Long Island, NY, and is currently based out of Denver, CO. Playing and performing violin from a young age brought him to Ithaca, NY to study with Susan Waterbury as well as to complete a degree in music education. Joe has performed in both the contemporary string band setting and the classical setting across the U.S. Through his involvement in music, Joe hopes to foster a more equitable music education system, and a personal connection with his audiences.
Mike Robinson is a guitarist, composer and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. Although often referred to as a bluegrass musician, Mike comes from a very diverse background of jazz and various styles of the american music canon. In addition to the Freewheel Trio, he is currently a member of the Brooklyn based groups, The Leeway and Cricket Tell The Weather, as well as colorado based progressive acoustic group Taarka.
Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer from Denver, CO, where he contributes to the thriving jazz, classical, and acoustic music scenes. A gripping performer and collaborator, his playing highlights the versatility and personality of the double bass. Apart from the Freewheel Trio, Andrew tours and performs with diverse groups including Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project.