Genus Poa


Phil Trooien found an old fiddle in the attic, and decided to pick it up as a hobby. Naturally, his wife Roberta grabbed the mandolin, and their two children Inger and Todd each took up an upright bass and a steel string guitar, respectively. Viola, a previously-thought-to-be-extinct family band was formed, and has since thrived for decades. From the imaginary bluegrass utopia of “Too Fast to Pass” to the parched saga of “Black Slough Blues”, the septuagenarian crooner deftly leads his kin through an ancient family entertainment form. Close the window shutters, light the kerosene lamp, and gather round.