Made up of Rob Wrigley (banjo,mando), Tim ‘Catface’ Longbottom (doghouse bass) and Ken Kansas (guitar and mando), Stonypoint Power Trio (SPPT) play mostly original tunes scribed by each member. All three players have a long history of playing live music in many genres in and around Manitoba. Influenced by the Grateful Dead, Merle Haggard, Bad Livers, Steve Earle, Ralph Stanley, The Gourds, Emmylou Harris, Crazy Horse and the Tragically Hip to name just a few, SPPT likes to tell stories amidst chaos and serenity. The last time SPPT played the Fire and Water Festival, a person from the crowd approached afterward and said “That was fantastic, it was like, like, heavy metal bluegrass”, to which we replied, “Can we buy you a beer”. SPPT is currently working on a cd of all original tunes and hope to have something to share in that regard by the fall.