RANA lead singer/keyboardist Matt Trowbridge has spent the past few years teaching 8th grade English in New Jersey and recording with various musical friends. A number of Trowbridge’s recent recordings were released in 2009 as Radio Soap Star Opera, which offers a sound described as “somewhere between Nilsson and Neil Young, depending if he’s playing piano or guitar.”

Trowbridge will spend time on the West Coast this July performing his new material as Me in the Zoo. The Me and the Zoo live band will also include drummer Joe Russo (Furthur/Benevento/Russo Duo), bassist Andrew Southern (RANA) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Shaw (Sean Bones,The Broken West,Beasts Of Eden).

Me and the Zoo’s West Coast Summer Shows:

July 21 San Francisco—18 Broadway

July 22 San Francisco—Cafe Du Nord