Hello everyone! I am sitting at PDX getting ready to fly to DC to join the amazing Ashleigh Flynn for her upcoming tour with her band, The Porch Climbers. I am thrilled to be playing fiddle and singing in her band as she winds through a great portion of the country I’ve never performed in. We’ll be making an appearance at Delfest and hitting DC, Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville, Kansas City and a few other places. Check out the schedule.
I return just in time to celebrate my birtday with a Dolly Parton tribute night at The Alberta Rose in Portland, OR. I’ll be joined by Ara Lee, Zak Borden and Allen Hunter. The following weekend I team up with the one and only Christopher Hayes for an acoustic “barn” concert in Salem. I love playing with Chris and we’ll be busting out some our hits from our two tours to Europe! Then I’ll be doing a special show with Bronnie Griffin and Betsy Branch featuring our three unique and different fiddle styles. If you are in the Portland area, all three of these shows are a must see.
I will be going into the studio mid-june to continue work on my upcoming album, Bones Will Last, due out in December 2015. This album is evolving organically and I am excited to be back in the studio after my incredible trip to India. The music is definitely shifting and it will be exciting to capture some of the new songs I have written.
July will have a run of shows with Big Bridges in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll be heading back to Japan in November with the full band to do another tour. I am excited to be able to share the music with greater audiences at home and look forward to being back in Japan with everyone.
I hope to see you soon and that this finds you well. If you’ll excuse me, I have to catch my flight! Here is to the road…
In Peace – Kathryn Claire