Triple Fret

Our second record is now available!! With special guests galore, including Danny Gotham, Rebecca Newton, Taz Halloween, Shannon Culp Morgan, Robin Doby Easter, Mike Sokolowski, Jim Kost, Leo Kishore, and Martin Eagle! Please visit for details!

The project

Mike Babyak's Triple Fret is an electric ensemble from The Triangle region in North Carolina, featuring Mike Babyak on lap steel and electric guitars, along with a rotating lineup of great instrumentalists, including E. Scott Warren on bass and Mike Rosado on percussion. Also look for special guests like Scott Sawyer, Will McFarlane, Steve Kimock, Danny Gotham, Leo Kishore, or Hank Smith.

Triple Fret's repertoire includes original material that stretches over a wide range of genres, including Afropop, Latin, jazz, blues, and rock. We also cover the occasional more familiar rock material, including pieces by Zappa, Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, and many more. Lap steel guitar is a central feature of the act, and live performances emphasize improvisation.

Triple Fret has been performing in the Triangle area for over fifteen years, appearing regularly at local clubs and regional festivals, and providing support for national touring acts. Venues have included Cat's Cradle, The Lincoln Theater, The Pour House Music Hall, The Broad Street Cafe, The Tavern, and many more.



Remember, our debut album, Songs in Borrowed Time, is still available! Free copy for any who pledges to visit and consider making a microloan to a worthy entrepreneur somewhere in the world. Just drop me a line with your address to Otherwise, you may purchase the CD or mp3s at CD Baby, Amazon, or Digstation.

Listen to the entire Songs in Borrowed Time album on youtube! Click here.

Album notes on production and background to songs can be found here.

Recent Press Highlights

Read the reviews of Songs in Borrowed Time :

"Four out of five stars for Songs in Borrowed Time"--James D. McCallister, Glide Magazine.

"...eclectic without sounding everything-but-the-kitchen-sinky, impressive without being grandstanding. In short, a class act that's fun."--Brian Robbins,

"If you are a fan of lapsteel then this cd should be moved immediately to the top of your queue, as there is plenty of it all over this excellent recording." --Jon Sawyer, Random Groover Notes, 20 Best CDs of 2010.