Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

3 Way Street Gears Its Show to Audience

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

3 Way Street Gears Its Show to Audience

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Byline: Tamara McClaran, Shorelines correspondent

3 Way Street is bringing its classic rock sound to two clubs at the Beaches this week. The band plays Thursday at Sun Dog in Neptune Beach and Friday at the Harbor Tavern in Atlantic Beach. Don't expect to hear the same sets both nights, unless that's what the audience wants.

"We can change from night to night," said Brian Austin Greene, who plays guitar and sings lead vocals. "You never know what the crowd wants. After the first set I do an evaluation and I call it as I see it. It all depends on what the crowd is feeling."

3 Way Street is a club band that plays all the classic rock standards. The trio specializes in three-part harmonies during their acoustic sets, performing the soft rock songs of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Eagles, Doobie Brothers and Melissa Ethridge, among others. When they turn it up, they deliver their hard rock sound, including the material of the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and ZZ Top.

The band usually starts with an acoustic set and then moves into an electric set with a heavier sound as the night goes on. 3 Way Street covers it all, including Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Supertramp, Kansas, Little River Band and the Beatles. Instead of following a set play list, 3 Way Street usually performs a spontaneous live mix.

"That's how we approach every show," Greene said. "If people are getting crazy, we might cut an acoustic set short and get right into the rock. Or if the crowd is laid back, we might stay with a tamer and mellower sound."

While the band plays newer artists, such as John Mayer, 3 Way Street doesn't promote alternative or progressive rock.

"The genre of the band is classic rock," Greene said. "People love to hear that music and they never get tired of it. As a band, we continue to grow and change, but not the genre of our music. …

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