With her violin and voice at the center of her music, Kathryn Claire weaves together stories and melodies rooted in her classical and traditional musical background while infusing each song and composition with an energy and electricity that is palpable. Her musicality and joy on stage is infectious. Honest and poetic writing, crystalline vocals, impassioned violin compositions, and an ability to move seamlessly across genres, are the hallmark of Kathryn Claire's original and diverse sound. Kathryn recently wrote and released a new song, "Traveling Dreams" which was featured in a new Rick Steves travel video.
Utilizing the immense talent of her trio featuring Allen Hunter on bass, and Sid Ditson on violin, Kathryn Claire delivers her own unique brand of harmonic indie-folk music. The trio has traveled extensively in the Pacific Northwest and in Netherlands and Belgium in fall 2019 in support of Kathryn's most recent album, Eastern Bound For Glory.
Allen Hunter has been playing live and recording with Portland area songwriters and bands for the past 20 years and has been touring internationally for the past 10 years with LA-based band, Eels. He has also recorded with the Eels on Vagrant Records, Michael Dean Damron & Thee Loyal Bastards on Rosa Records, Black Angel, James Low, Alan Charing, The Vibrasonics, Jim Mesi to name a few.
Sid Ditson has been playing violin since childhood. Sid loves to explore the sometimes irreverent blend of fiddle and violin styles, and brings to the stage and studio a versatility with the instrument that is truly unique. Classical, indie, bluegrass, Celtic and improv are all a part of Sid's pallet, along with an exquisite tone and depth of expression. Sid is often caught grinning while playing, finding it impossible to hide the immense joy that music brings.
- Traveling Dreams (live Quarantine version) (Video):
- Everyone Goes (live from Belgium) (Video):
- Eastern Bound For Glory (Video):