Kathy Kallick Band “One of the greatest bluegrass vocalists of her generation…” Joins Us Aug 3rd

The Kathy Kallick Band, who play some of the world’s best bluegrass music, will perform in Pasadena on Saturday evening, Aug. 3, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Hill Ave.

This mighty band combines the distinctive voice, guitar and songwriting skills of Grammy-winner Kathy Kallick with four other outstanding musicians: Annie Staninec on fiddle, Greg Booth on dobro and banjo, Tom Bekeny on mandolin, and Cary Black on acoustic bass.  They sing with clear voices and stirring harmonies.  Lend an ear to This Old Lonesome Song.  Kallick wrote it and put it on her band’s latest album, The Lonesome Chronicles, which combines themed originals and some classics to mine a deep vein of bluegrass tradition. Roscoe Got the Rabbit, a track showcasing Staninec and Booth on a Dennis Fechet tune, has a non-traditional twist, however, in the identity of the rabbit, which they’re apt to tell at the show.

Since co-founding the Good Ol’ Persons with Laurie Lewis and others in 1975, Kallick and her bands have released 21 albums featuring more than 150 of her original compositions and arrangements.  Bluegrass Unlimited magazine said, “she’s one of the greatest bluegrass vocalists of her generation or any other.”  Sing Out! magazine said, “Kathy Kallick is one of the best songwriters in bluegrass and acoustic music, always coming up with interesting, sometimes playful, always sure-handed songs.”  She won a Grammy and two International Bluegrass Music Awards for her participation in True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, which included a duet with Lewis on the title cut.  Kallick played two Pasadena Folk Music Society concerts in 2015: one with her band and an evening of duets with Lewis.  Wonderful memories of those add to our excitement about the upcoming show.

New Location and Time, for THIS SHOW ONLY

The Aug. 3 concert will begin at 7:30 p.m at Knox Presbyterian Church,  225 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena just a few blocks north of Caltech, across Hill Avenue from Pasadena City College (PCC).  Knox Presbyterian Church has a parking lot and nearby street parking. Parking for $2 is maybe available in the PCC lot across the street. Please read the posted signs before using the PCC lot as it may have temporary hours depending on whether the lot will be used the next morning for a local market.

Tickets are available at this link.  Knox Presbyterian Church is a new location for a Pasadena Folk Music Society concert.  It offers more seats than our usual venue, but tickets are already going fast and could run out. Tickets sold out for our July 6  Syncopaths concert, so we recommend getting your tickets early for this Kathy Kallick show.

Tickets are at our usual low prices: $25 each, or $10 for Caltech students and anyone age 16 or younger.  A $4 service fee per ticket applies to orders online and by phone (626-395-4652) through the Caltech Ticket Office, which is usually open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  There’s no service fee for tickets purchased in person at the ticket office in the Keith Spalding Building at 1200 California Blvd.  You are advised to call before you go, in case of a special schedule.  If any tickets remain available on Aug. 3, they will be for sale at the door, cash or check only, with no service fee.