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 nomination.
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.