“Jaw-dropping awesome!!!” is how the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival describes the Kathy Kallick Band (www.kathykallick.com)
Kathy Kallick (guitar), Annie Staninec (fiddle), Greg Booth (dobro, banjo), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Cary Black (acoustic bass) look forward to proving them right at every show! The KKB is based along the west coast, from the SF Bay Area to Anchorage, but their powerful mixture of original and classic music, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities, has great appeal everywhere.
Kathy’s exceptional career includes winning a Grammy and two IBMA Awards, receiving a Lifetime Membership from the California Bluegrass Association, co-founding the internationally-acclaimed Good Ol’ Persons and releasing five albums with them, and collaborating with the country’s top acoustic musicians – including her mighty current band. They are among the most dynamic and affecting groups in contemporary acoustic music, playing a distinctive bluegrass-based music that includes elements of folk, jazz, country, blues, and Cajun sewn into their patchwork quilt.
Led by one of the music’s extraordinary composers and vocalists, the Kathy Kallick Band has nearly as much fun as the audience when performing. The material is compelling, the songs have lots to say, the tone ranges from humorous to bittersweet to soulful, the instrumental playing is electric, the vocals luminous, the presentation inclusive.