The Kathy Kallick Band visits Victoria one again to
play music from Foxhounds, the 2016 #1 album on the Roots Music Report Contemporary Bluegrass charts and in the National Bluegrass Survey (Bluegrass Unlimited charts) 2016 Top 10.
Also featuring music from IBMA's 2015 Momentum Award winner (Instrumentalist Of the Year) Annie Staninec's first solo album, favorites from two earlier KKB hit albums
Time and Between the Hollow & the High-Rise, classics from the Good Ol' Persons, gems from the bluegrass/old time/country music repertoire, and more than a few surprises.
Plus NEW STUFF!
Kathy has won a Grammy and two IBMA Awards for her part on True
Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe, received a Lifetime Membership from
the California Bluegrass Association, co-founded the
internationally-acclaimed band Good Ol' Persons, performed and
recorded with the Frank Wakefield Band, appeared on three high-profile
Rounder collections of bluegrass songs by women, wrote and recorded
award-winning music for children and families, toured throughout North
America / Europe / Japan, had five title tracks and albums each spend a
year in the upper echelon of the national bluegrass charts, and
collaborated with the country's top acoustic musicians - including her
mighty current band: Annie Staninec (fiddle), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), Greg Booth (dobro, banjo),
and Cary Black (acoustic bass)
"Kathy's working with the finest group she's ever assembled. Fare Thee
Well is delivered with a beautifully restrained ache by Kallick, further
enhanced by a tender, tear-stained dobro solo from Greg Booth that emerges
right out of the shadow of Clinch Mountain, and on Long Time Travelin',
Kallick's and Staninec's dour voices are positively haunting, a mood
elevated to greater affect by the latter's spare clawhammer banjo and
ominous fiddle cries. These and other songs make Time an unforgettable
document; they seep into your consciousness slowly but inexorably, and you
find yourself cueing up the album again and again. Each time you do, you
learn a little more, and you're richer for the experience."
- David McGee, Deep Roots
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 tone ranges from humorous to bittersweet to
soulful, the instrumental playing is electric, the vocals luminous, the
presentation inclusive. As was once said about another California band:
They're not just the best at what they do; they're the only ones who do
what they do.
"This is a top-notch band led by a woman with the warmest, richest voice
in our music today."
- Katy Daley, WAMU's Bluegrass Country