Bruce and Lloyd's musical chemistry began in 1991 with the formation of the Zydeco Flames. Their magic sounds
come alive again with the Tri Tip Trio. With Lloyd's mesmerizing washboard, harmonica, and soulful vocals, Bruce's funky,
bluesy accordion, and Tyler's stick to it and do it drums, Tri Tip is a fireball of hot dance hall music.
Bruce Gordon travelled extensively in Southwest Louisiana,
playing with some of the best Cajun and Creole musicians. he has recorded for film, radio, and T.V. Bruce is an in demand session
player on piano, B3 organ, as well as accordion. Ramblin' Jack Elliot's album, on which Bruce recorded, received a Grammy
Lloyd Meadows has been a major player in the Bay Area Blues and Zydeco scene. His
engaging vocals, blazing blues harp, and brilliant rubboard, have earned him a reputation as a top performer. His associations
have included Zydeco Flames, Mal Sharpe, Full House, and Elvin Bishop.
Tyler Eng is a well known and highly respected Bay Area drummer. His career got cooking
in the mid 70's touring with Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, and Norton Buffalo. His roster includes a litany of greats such
as Willie Nelson, Roy Clark, Eddie Money, Santana, Tower of Power, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Buffet.
"I want to commend you, oh man you guys are great, fantastic. That's a tribute to Clifton Chenier? well, Clifton
would be happy. It's a great tribute, a little bit of everything, something for everyone."
- Queen Ida, Jan. 2007
"Tri Tip Trio's debut disc, 3 of a Kind...is a rootsy throwback to an era where super-amplified ensembles
weren't necessary to get everyone shaking what their mama baked for nine months......While Gordon exhibits a masterful
old-style touch, Meadows' affable frontman personality oozes through; he is a natural entertainer. Rollicking
stuff with plenty of second-line beats."
- Dirty Linen magazine, Oct./Nov. 2008