Warmer Kind of Blue
A collection of flat-out bluegrass from one of the West Coast's premier bluegrass (and related) bands. Band leader Kathy Kallick has had a strong presence in bluegrass since the 1970s, as part of the Good Ol' Persons, through collaborations with Laurie Lewis, and most recently with her own Kathy Kallick Band. The band's new recording contains eight powerful and evocative Kallick compositions, hot new tunes from Tom Bekeny and Avram Siegel, Amy Stenberg's glorious treatments of songs by Jake Landers and Don Gibson, tasty fiddling throughout from Brian Wicklund, and distinctive versions of classic songs learned from Jimmy Martin, the Carter Family, and Hank Williams. The sessions for the recording of the CD were done at Tomland Studios, where Kathy recently recorded her previous album, Reason & Rhyme. Kathy Kallick: guitar, lead & harmony vocals Tom Bekeny: mandolin, harmony vocals Avram Siegel: banjo, lead guitar, harmony vocals Amy Stenberg: acoustic bass, harmony & lead (7,10) vocals Brian Wicklund: fiddle, harmony vocals Co-produced by The Kathy Kallick Band and Tom Size Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tom Size at Tomland Studios 'There is nothing to fault on this CD. The song selection is great, the band is cooking when needed and laid back when the song requires it. I don't believe Kathy has ever issued a bad CD, and the band is just as good in concert.' - John A. Gregorio (Castalian Springs, TN) Kathy Kallick has been leading bluegrass bands since 1975. She continues to evolve as one of the music's extraordinary composers and vocalists, having released 15 albums, which include over 100 of her original songs. Kathy has been among the elite of contemporary songwriters and singers since co-founding the internationally-acclaimed band, Good Ol' Persons. Along the way, she has: - won a Grammy and two IBMA Awards for her part on True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ... - had three title tracks and albums -- Call Me A Taxi, Walkin' In My Shoes, and Warmer Kind Of Blue - each spend a year in the upper 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 collections of songs about baseball, trains, spiritual matters, families, broken hearts, Christmas, and mothers ... - toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan ... - received a Lifetime Membership from the California Bluegrass Association ... and ... - collaborated with the country's top acoustic musicians - including her fabulous band.