Berkeley Bluegrass Festival - The Earls of Leicester, The Kathy Kallick Band

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival - The Earls of Leicester, The Kathy Kallick Band

The Earls Of Leicester, The Kathy Kallick Band

Saturday, May 18th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$40 ADV / $44 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
For the fourth year, the Freight & Salvage celebrates incredible talent with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, May 16-19, 2019. Programmed by Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis and The Freight’s program director Peter Williams, Berkeley Bluegrass Festival brings together leaders of the genre, up-and-coming artists, and music fans for four days of concerts, jams, free workshops, and good old-fashioned merriment to kick off the summer music festival season.
The Earls Of Leicester
The Earls Of Leicester
The Earls of Leicester are Barry Bales (bass), Shawn Camp (guitar), Charlie Cushman (banjo), Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Johnny Warren (fiddle), and Jeff White (mandolin). When the Earls of Leicester (leave out the same letters you'd leave out in "Worcester") formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo’s music for longtime admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound. Within a year of releasing their self-titled debut, the Nashville-based six-piece far surpassed their own expectations, winning a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and earning six awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. They come to Michigan with a new live album that's further testimony to the pure joy and supreme musicianship that propel their every performance.
The Kathy Kallick Band
The Kathy Kallick Band
Kathy Kallick is at it again, writing new songs, releasing new albums, and cooking up a bluegrass storm on stage. Singout! Magazine calls her “one of the best songwriters in bluegrass and acoustic music, always coming up with interesting, sometimes playful, always sure-handed songs” and praises her band as “a wonderful combination of youth and experience.” Annie Staninec sings and plays fiddle and clawhammer banjo, Tom Bekeny sings and plays mandolin and fiddle, Greg Booth sings and plays dobro and banjo, Cary Black sings and plays bass, and together with Kathy on guitar and vocals, the band sizzles and swings on compelling originals and bluegrass classics based in the Bill Monroe tradition.

Kathy has been leading bands ever since she co-founded the groundbreaking bluegrass quintet the Good Ol’ Persons in 1975. She’s won a Grammy and two awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recorded 17 albums, including a new bluegrass gospel collection, Count Your Blessings, and Time, which features four originals, plus fresh interpretations of songs learned from Bill Monroe, Vern & Ray, the Delmore Brothers, Rose Maddox & Mike Seeger, Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, and Kathy’s mother. Bluegrass Now Magazine calls Kathy “a profound songwriter…expressive singer…and exquisite storyteller.”