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A History of Tony Trischka's Music & Recordings
"You think about somebody like Miles Davis or John Coltrane, people who learned everything about jazz and then digested it and it came out a new way. I think Tony's very similar; he's that kind of figure in the banjo world. Tony was ahead of his time. My springboard was Tony Trischka, and without Tony, none of what's happened with my music would have happened."            

– Béla Fleck

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Solo Albums for Rounder Records:
• Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, Tony Trischka - with Bela Fleck, Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs, Alison Brown and others, 2007
• New Deal, The Tony Trischka Band, 2003
• Bend, The Tony Trischka Band, 1999
• The Early Years (compilation), 1998
• Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection (with Pete Seeger, Turtle Island String Quartet, Charles Osgood, others), 1995
• World Turning (featuring William S. Burroughs, David Grisman, Alison Krauss, Van Dyke Parks, members of REM, Syd Straw, others), 1993
• Solo Banjo Works (with Bela Fleck), 1993
• Rounder Banjo Extravaganza (with Tom Adams & Tony Furtado), 1992
• Dust on the Needle, 1988
• Hill Country, 1985
• Robot Plane Flies Over Arkansas, 1983
• Fiddle Tunes for Banjo (with Bela Fleck & Bill Keith), 1981
• Banjoland, 1976
• Heartlands, 1975
• Bluegrass Light, 1974

Solo Album For Smithsonian Folkways

• Territory, March 2008. Twelve all-Trischka solo tracks explore a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds, and traditions. Nine selections partner Tony with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bill Keith, Bruce Molsky, and other guest artists. 62 minutes, 21 tracks, 32-page booklet, extensive notes, photos.

Skyline Albums for Flying Fish Records:
• Ticket Back (compilation), 1999
• Fire of Grace, 1989
• Skyline Drive, 1986
• Stranded in the Moonlight, 1984
• Late to Work, 1983

Country Cooking Albums for Rounder Records:
• Country Cooking (compilation), 1989
• Barrel of Fun, 1974
• Frank Wakefield, 1972
• 15 Bluegrass Instrumentals, 1971

Psychograss Albums:
• Now Hear This 2005
• Live in Vermont 2002
• Like Minds (for Sugar Hill Records), 1996
• Psychograss (for Windham Hill Records), 1994

Grass is Greener Albums (with Richard Greene) for Rebel Records:
• Sales Tax Toddle, 1997 (1998 Grammy Award nominee)
• Wolves A’Howlin’, 1996

Big Dogs Album for Strictly Country Records:
• Live at the Birchmere, 1991

Duet Album with Beppe Gambetta for Brambus and Alcazar Records:
• Alone and Together, 1992

Other Recordings:
• Knee Deep in Bluegrass (Rebel Records), Accu-tab compilation, International Bluegrass Music Association Instrumental Album of the Year 2001
• Where Have all the Flowers Gone (Appleseed Records), other artists include Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, March 1998 (Grammy nominee)
• True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe (Sugar Hill Records), Grammy Award Winner in Best Bluegrass Album category 1996
• For the Children Too (Pedatric Aids benefit cd), with Natalie Merchant and Jay Ungar, May 1996
• Early American Songs, with the Waverly Consort, (Angel Records), Spring 1996 release
• American Dreamer, songs of Stephen Foster, with Thomas Hampson and Jay Ungar (Angel Records), 1993
• “Open Letter to Duke” for Hal Willner’s Weird Nightmare - The Music of Charles Mingus (A & M Records), 1993
• Cast Recording of Steven Sondheim’s Assassins (RCA Records), 1992
• Composed and performed music for:
National IKEA advertising campaign, 1992
National Public Radio’s “Books on Air”, 1990
Scott Paper promotional film, 1988
• Performed incidental music for Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Driving Miss Daisy”, 1987
• Countless sessions; from Bluegrass (Peter Rowan, Hazel Dickens), to Alternative Rock (Violent Femmes), to Broadway Musicals (“The Robber Bridegroom”)
• Jingles: from NBC to Ken-L-Ration