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  Saturday, January 3rd Kathy Barwick & PeteSiegfried, at 8:00pm.

From the stage of the Strawberry Music Festival in California to pubs and concert halls throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, the acoustic duo of Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried has delighted and enchanted audiences with a distinctive blend of bluegrass, old-time country, traditional Irish and folk into an engaging Americana fusion showcasing Pete’s exceptional lead vocals, Kathy’s amazing guitar work and sterling duet harmonies. The two musicians combine years of experience into a compelling, highly entertaining duet sound that extends from the Monroe Brothers and other “brother duets” of the 1930s to such iconic modern partnerships as Buddy and Julie Miller.

The duo’s first album, The Trestle, will be released early in 2015 by FGM Music. The CD does a superb job of capturing the special blend of Barwick & Siegfried, with material ranging from Gene Autry and Flatt & Scruggs to Jean Ritchie and T-Bone Burnett, with a pair of Siegfried originals (“Leaving Pennsylvania: and “Over the Ocean”) anchoring the song list.

Kathy Barwick, a native of Sacramento, has been widely hailed over the past 30 years as one of California’s most versatile acoustic musicians, known for her work in bluegrass, Americana and traditional Irish music. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist who’s adept on guitar, banjo, dobro, bass and mandolin, Barwick was a founding member of the All Girl Boys, a popular all-female bluegrass quintet, and has also worked with such bands as Nine-8ths Irish and the Mike Justis Band, as well as with Pete in the bluegrass band Mountain Laurel. Her first solo album, In My Life, was released in 2011 by FGM Music. Her second album, Braeburn, was released to critical acclaim in 2014.  

Pete Siegfried, a Pennsylvania native who has lived in Grass Valley, California, since the 1970s, founded the bluegrass band Mountain Laurel in 1988 and sang lead vocals and played mandolin in the popular quintet until it disbanded in 2011. Mountain Laurel performed widely throughout northern California and Nevada, playing most of the leading festivals in the region, earning Pete a reputation as a peerless, distinctive singer with a soaring and expressive tenor voice. Mountain Laurel recorded three albums: Another Sunny Day in California, Trouble in the Mine and It’s About Time.

I am requesting a $15.00 donation with all proceeds going to the performers. For information and reservations please call (530) 753-3472 or email wjwagman@dcn.org.

   
 
 

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