Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg

Welcome to the official website of the only clawhammer banjo and Dobro duo in the known universe!

"The dexterous duo is back with their brand of old-time clawhammer banjo and Dobro wizardry" - Elderly Instruments

"Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg’s Return to Trion is the follow-up to their terrific 2010 recording, Farewell Trion. Coole sings and plays clawhammer and guitar, while Rosenberg plays Dobro, resophonic banjo and sings. The eleven resulting tracks are stunning, which range from Robbie Robertson’s Stage Fright and the country classic Fool Such As I to traditionals like Georgie and Sail Away Ladies, and three originals. Great banjo picking by both players." - Banjo Newsletter

"This Canadian duo is back after their release Farewell Trion with an even stronger set of material featuring Coole's wonderful banjo playing and Rosenberg's delightful resonator guitar mastery...The arrangements show off the virtuosity of these two great musicians while enhancing each piece. The clarity and rich substance of the material is shown in a new light drawing the listener's ear to aspects sometimes lost in the rush...If you are a fan of great music that doesn't always follow the rules, look no further." - Bluegrass Unlimited


Previous events


Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg

The Local, Toronto


Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg

Brad's House Concert, Baltimore, MD

Please email Brad at for reservations and directions.

Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg

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The world's greatest Dobro workshop! This event sold out within an hour of registration opening. For more information, or to get on their mailing or waiting list, check out

Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at the Kingsville Folk Music Festival

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Lakeside Park, 315 Queen Street South, Kingsville, ON

A three-day celebration of world-class folk music, juried artisans, local foods & wines. Located along the northern shores of Lake Erie in Kingsville, Ontario....

Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg

Cleophus Quealy Beer Co., 448 Hester St. , San Leandro, CA

Cleophus Quealy Beer Company is a craft brewery startup formed by Peter Baker and Dan Watson, two engineers who met while working together at Google in 2005. Like many breweries, Cleophus Quealy owes its humble beginnings to two beer lovers in a suburban garage, sending the aromas of sweet mash and potent hops wafting through the neighborhood each weekend. Then in 2012, what began as a casual homebrewing tradition culminated into Cleophus Quealy Beer Company.

Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg

Arcata Playhouse, Arcata, CA 95521

We had a blast playing here a few years ago to a sold-out theater. Hope you'll join us again to hear songs from our new sequel CD, "Return to Trion"!

$12/$10 Humboldt Folklife Members


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