Transit of Venus is an acoustic trio born in Oakland. We play what moves us – be it bluegrass, soul, or cross-generational pop. Our simple line-up features mandolinist Zac Matthews (co-founder of Hot Buttered Rum), soulful stand-up bassist Andrew Thomas, and Mike Sinclaire on the Martin dreadnought guitar.
We had fun one Wednesday night throwing together a submission for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Once we took a look at the kinds of production and time other bands put into it, we realized that we were probably not going to win. Nevertheless, we had a hell of a good time doing it.