The Left Ear Trio was formed around 2002 by organist Andy Carballeira and guitarist Michael-Louis Smith, musical associates since 1997. Since then, we have seen no less than five drummers, all cherished and unique. Sannah Kadoura joined us in 2014 and has been the drum chair since. This website also contains information about side projects from the group, including the duo Leantwo featuring Andy and drummer Brooke Sofferman.
We are based out of Northeast USA and play mainly in New York and New England. This group has a modern, electric sound with firm roots in groove tradition. Our original work is influenced by funk and American roots music, as well as the traditional music of places like Nigeria, Mali, and Columbia. We try to write songs which attract the interest of dancers and listeners alike.
LET have released two studio albums “Dream” (2007) and “The Outside Voice of the Left Ear Trio” (2011). You can find both of these releases on iTunes and Spotify. We are currently working on our fourth record, our third still unreleased.