Saints and Stars
Kal Cahoone was raised in Colorado and studied piano as a young child. Her mother had a passion for folk music (bruce cochburn, judy collins, gordon lightfoot, leonard cohen, the fairport convention, tim buckley) and Kal never imagined that one day she would also be a fan. A friend and admirer of members and wives of local bands like the Denver gentlemen and 16 horsepower (now woven hand) in her early 20's she was inspired to create but wanted out of Denver and the states. After receiving a degree in Spanish she ended up in valparaiso Chile, living on a hill (cerro alegre) in total solitude with nothing but a typewriter and a Beautiful view. Here she began writing songs, at age 26. Six months later she took a bus across the Andes, arriving in Buenos Aires. Within a few days she met composer Christian Basso and they began recording together and eventually married. Thier song 'The Movement' can be heard in the film 'Dot the I' starring Gael Garcia Bernal. She also took up accordion, which was easier to travel with than a piano. Some years later she returned to Denver and immediately formed band Tarantella with John Rumley (Slim Cessna's Auto Club and Hush) where they also shared a meaningful co-writing situation. Since 2000, kal has recorded with Lilium, and has appeared doing back-up vocals for locals Munly and Roger Green. Kal has been onstage to play keyboards for Woven Hand and has appeared with The Denver Gentlemen.