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Tris Gour

Company:  Gary Dahl – The Legacy Continues, LLC

Website:     accordionmusicandlessons.com

Email:          tris.gour@accordionmusicandlessons.com

Cell Phone: (574) 276-1326

Tris Gour makes his home in Northern Indiana with his wife Gloria.  He has been a musician, performer, and accordionist from a very young age.  Tris began his studies at the age of 8 with the prestigious Gene Van Accordion Conservatory of Northern Indiana where he embraced the instrument for 11 years.  Tris won numerous state accordion championships in several divisions and went on to receive the first runner-up in the AAA US Open Pop Solo division and winning the US Open Jazz Combo division. More recently, Tris was featured in the March 2020 Petosa Artist Spotlight.

Tris started playing professionally at the age of 13 and by age 15 was playing 50 weeks per year.  During his later teen years, Tris lead a top tier band that performed throughout the Midwest at popular hotel chains and night clubs in addition to being featured as a guest act for various famous entertainers.  More recently, Tris performed with a prominent R&B Tribute Band that included musicians who toured with Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, Junior Walker, George Michael, and Aretha Franklin. 

Tris currently owns and operates August Dream Studios LLC, through which he has provided music for award-winning film scores, worked with the technology divisions of Kurzweil and Yamaha while aiding in the development of software sample libraries.  Tris is also a noted studio Mix and Mastering Engineer and has attended some of the finest learning institutions in the United States.

In December of 2013, Tris furthered his study with the late Gary Dahl to enhance his accordion arranging skills.  Tris remained with Gary until his unexpected passing at which time he began managing Gary Dahl - The Legacy Continues.  Tris teaches accordion to an ever-expanding group of students located all over the globe.

By day, Tris is the Principal Senior Scientist of Industrial Safety and Environmental Services, Inc., which he founded in July 1986.  Tris and the team at ISES provide environmental and occupational safety and health solutions for their national and global industrial regulatory compliance clients.