3 Sheets


About Us

3 Sheets

Three Sheets is Owen Hooks, Thom Nolan and Bill Troxler.  The trio delivers a mix of Celtic, nautical, traditional and contemporary music to audiences.  The trio’s energetic and eclectic performances have won a dedicated following. 

Owen Hooks - Vocals, guitar, mandolin

Owen Hooks of 3 SheetsOwen has family ties to Chincoteague dating back hundreds of years.  A veteran of several recordings and groups (including Red Letter Day and Salt Grass), Owen and his wife, Kathryn are the creators and publishers of The Wild Pony Auction at Chincoteague.  Owen’s day job is as an environmental scientist and lab manager at the Wallops Flight Facility. He and his family reside in Salisbury.

Thom Nolan - Lead Vocals and Percussion

Thom Nolan of 3 SheetsThom lives in Onancock,  Virginia where he and his wife, Linda, operate The Spinning Wheel Bed & Breakfast. Thom is a veteran of the California recording and touring group Claddagh. The band performed spirited music with an Irish flair. He was a Program Manager for Crane Aerospace for twenty-five years before moving to the Eastern Shore.

Bill Troxler - Vocals, cittern, hammer dulcimer, whistle, banjo, bouzouki, et al

Bill Troxler of 3 SheetsBill lives on Chincoteague Island where he and his wife, Dottie, work with the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance to expand the creative arts community of the Island.  Bill’s articles on music technique, composition and history have appeared in newspapers and national media including Mel Bay Publications and Dulcimer Player’s News.  Before retiring to Chincoteague Island, Bill served for twenty-seven years as president of  Capitol Technology University in Maryland. He is on the volunteer review-staff of Science Books & Films of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.   Bill is a Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.