Milwaukee’s own Spare Change Trio, known largely for their eclectic live performances that incorporate the Australian Yidaki (didgeridoo) into flowing soundscapes of reggae, funk, and jazz-fusion, consistently leave audiences wanting more. Deeply rooted in the positive message of reggae music, the band has grown to realize their calling: to spread peace, love, and harmony… while laying down an infectious groove.

In 2018 SC3 released their first full length album titled “Spare Change Trio”as well as playing sets on Summerfest’s Briggs & Straton Stage and Shangri-la’s Harmonium Stage. Their Spare The Earth Tour took them from the Rocky Mountain to the waters of the Rio Grande where they were fortunate to share the stage with one of their musical inspirations, the fabulous, Cas Haley.


~The Trio~

-Casey Stokes

Guitar and Vocals

Playing most instruments with the soul of an accomplished artist, Stokes explodes when he is playing his guitar. Extremely gifted is an accurate way to describe his intuitive playing. He flows effortlessly between genres and styles, leaving masses of awe-struck fans in his wake.

-Sam Elliott

Bass Guitar, Yidaki (Didgeridoo) and Vocals

Determined to entertain the masses, like his idols Xavier Rudd, John Butler Trio, and Nahko Bear, Sam creates driving bass lines that dance through the scales to entice the audience to commune with the Spare Change Trio vibe. He is a master of the yidaki, (commonly known as the Didgeridoo) an Australian aboriginal root instrument, that generates a tone that is both mesmerizing and energizing.

-Graham Brisch

Drums and Backing Vocals

Graham’s passion for music can be seen in his uncontrollable smile when artfully combines energetic beats with island-inspired grooves that emanate positive energy, This drummers attention to detail allows him to bring an accomplished and seasoned finish to this Trio's sound.

Thanks to DeWook Photography for sharing these awesome photos of Casey, Sam, and Graham.