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Kathy Kallick Bluegrass Band

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Kathy Kallick Bluegrass Band

Kathy Kallick - Grammy Award winner and two IBMA Awards (for her part on True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe) has been leading bands in this traditional brand of West Coast bluegrass since co-founding the internationally-acclaimed band, Good Ol’ Persons, in 1975. She continues to evolve as one of the music’s extraordinary composers and vocalists, now releasing her 17th album, recordings which include over 100 of her original songs.


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Kathy Kallick - Grammy Award winner and two IBMA Awards (for her part on True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe) has been leading bands in this traditional brand of West Coast bluegrass since co-founding the internationally-acclaimed band, Good Ol’ Persons, in 1975. She continues to evolve as one of the music’s extraordinary composers and vocalists, now releasing her 17th album, recordings which include over 100 of her original songs.

Along the way, she has:

  • had five title tracks and albums -- Call Me A Taxi, Walkin’ In My Shoes, Warmer Kind Of Blue, Between the Hollow and the High-Rise, and Time-- each spend a year in the top echelon of the national bluegrass charts
  • performed and recorded with the Frank Wakefield Band 
  • written and recorded award-winning music for children and families 
  • appeared on three high-profile Rounder collections of bluegrass songs by women, as well as noteworthy compilations of songs about baseball, trains, spiritual matters, families, broken hearts, Christmas, and mothers …
  • toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan 
  • received a Lifetime Membership award from the California Bluegrass Association and …
  • collaborated with the country’s top acoustic musicians – including her fabulous current band:

 

Annie Staninec: (fiddle, clawhammer banjo, vocals) has been playing gigs for more than half of her 25 years, beginning with the award-winning Donner Mountain and Lost Coast and the old time band, All Wrecked Up. She’s guested with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, played with David Grisman’s Gypsy Caravan, won numerous Fiddle Player of the Year awards from the Northern California Bluegrass Society, as well as the 2006 Outstanding Young Musician award at Djangofest Northwest.
Tom Bekeny:(mandolin, fiddle, vocals), who has been playing and singing with Kathy since 1996, is among the most adventurous mandolinists in the music, creating thrilling solos as well as solid backup by using influences ranging from his thorough grounding in blues to his mastery of Jesse McReynolds’ “split string” technique.
Greg Booth: (dobro, banjo, vocals), lives in Anchorage, where, for many years, he’s played pedal steel guitar in country groups—as well as banjo (which he first learned from Bill Emerson) and, more recently, dobro in legendary Alaskan bluegrass bands like Fault Line and Rank Strangers. Winner of the RockyGrass dobro competition in 2006.
Cary Black: (acoustic bass, vocals)  has played acoustic bass in perhaps the widest range of musical styles of anyone else on the planet. Among those he has accompanied: Laurindo Almeida, Ernestine Anderson, Tex Beneke, , Nina Gerber, Dan Hicks, The Kingston Trio, Laurie Lewis, and many, many more! His inventive and melodic bass lines never get in the way of his perfect timekeeping, and he's pushing the band to new levels of creativity and drive. Cary has toured extensively, and is one of the country's most in-demand instructors.