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Reinterpreting Pop Songs With Simply Three

The Arizona band Simply Three reinterprets contemporary pop songs with string trio arrangements, from Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” to “Pompeii” by Bastille. Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd talks with the group about arranging pop hits for classical instruments and gets a live performance of three songs.

Songs In This Segment

  • “Pompeii” by Bastille, arranged and performed by Simply Three
  • “Maverick” by Simply Three
  • “God Bless Ye Merry, Gentlemen” arranged and performed by Simply Three
  • “Honey, I’m Good” by Andy Grammer, arranged and performed by Simply Three

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Guests

  • Zack Clark, cellist in Simply Three. He tweets @zackcello.
  • Nick Villalobos, bassist in Simply Three. He tweets @nvillabass.
  • Glen McDaniel, violinist in Simply Three. He tweets @simplyviolin35.
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