the stage of the Strawberry Music Festival in California to pubs and
halls throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, the acoustic duo of Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried has
delighted and enchanted audiences with a distinctive blend of
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
of experience into a compelling, highly entertaining duet sound that
from the Monroe Brothers and other “brother duets” of the
1930s to such iconic
modern partnerships as Buddy and Julie Miller.
duo’s first album, The Trestle, will
be released early in 2015 by FGM Music. The CD does a superb job of
the special blend of Barwick & Siegfried, with material ranging
Autry and Flatt & Scruggs to Jean Ritchie and T-Bone Burnett, with
of Siegfried originals (“Leaving Pennsylvania: and “Over
the Ocean”) anchoring
the song list.
Sacramento, has been widely hailed over the past 30 years as one of
California’s most versatile acoustic musicians, known for her
bluegrass, Americana and traditional Irish music. An award-winning
multi-instrumentalist who’s adept on guitar, banjo, dobro, bass
Barwick was a founding member of the All Girl Boys, a popular
bluegrass quintet, and has also worked with such bands as Nine-8ths
the Mike Justis Band, as well as with Pete in the bluegrass band
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.
native who has lived in Grass Valley, California, since the 1970s,
bluegrass band Mountain Laurel in 1988 and sang lead vocals and played
in the popular quintet until it disbanded in 2011. Mountain Laurel
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
expressive tenor voice. Mountain Laurel recorded three albums: Another Sunny Day in California, Trouble in
the Mine and It’s About Time.
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