From the 2018 album ‘Dust Dance’

Tri - Continental - Dust
Lester Quitzau - guitar, vocals / Bill Bourne - guitar, vocals / Madagascar Slim - guitar, vocals / Michael Treadway - drums, percussion, vocals

Recorded: Norderstedt, Music Star 31-8-2018
Cameras: Günter Neitzel, Heiner Lahn, Kai Höger, Wolfgang Sedlatschek
Lighting: Ulf Woitakowski / Live Mix: Jörg Mohr


band photography



Penguin Eggs
Published Issue No. 80 Winter 2018 in Reviews
By Barry Hammond

The latest Tri-Continental CD (they’ve had at least four previous: Live, Drifting, Tri-Continental and Let’s Play) on what these three guitar players/singer/songwriters do best: fluid, fairly heavy electrifies blues augmented by acoustic playing here and there.
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Toronto Blues Society 
Published on August 1, 2018 in 
John's Blues PicksNews

It has been some years since a recording by these three players together. Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim (Randriamananjara Radofa Besata) each have separate careers loosely characterized as folk, blues and world music respectively, although each would probably be upset at being so labelled. Read More …

Roots Music Canada
Album Review – Dust Dance
By Heather Kitching

“Always leave ‘em wanting more,” they say. 

I think it’s fair to say that that’s exactly what Tri-Continental did around 2010 when, after four albums and a Juno victory for their self-titled debut, the members each quietly returned to their formidable solo careers.

But well over a decade after their last recording, more has finally arrived in the form of Dust Dance, an album that picks up where 2004’s Drifting left off, seemingly without missing a beat. Read More …