— Maverick Magazine (United Kingdom)
Multi-instrumentalist Brigid Kaelin has been a guest on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, the BBC, has traveled the world doing speaking engagements as well as music performances. She’s played accordion, musical saw and sung with Elvis Costello many times, tours Europe at least once a year, yet remains a staple performer in Louisville, where she has received multiple "Best Singer/Songwriter" awards. Her new album, Those Who Drift Away, was produced by Grammy-nominated Steve Cooley (The Dillards, Bill Monroe) and is an upbeat, rollicking, bluegrass-infused folk record, "peppered with witty wordcraft." Brigid writes the popular blog, The Red Accordion Diaries, where she overshares her adventures in music, travel, whisky and motherhood. She recently turned down a dream role in a national-touring Broadway show in order to care for her dying mother and wouldn't change a thing about that.
She is currently booking a European tour as a duo with banjo legend Steve Cooley for summer 2019, with festivals in Scotland and Switzerland already confirmed.
NOTABLE FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:
Original Thinkers (Telluride)
Islay Whisky Festival (Scotland)
Celtic Connections (Scotland)
Einsiedeln MusikFest (Switzerland)
HAS OPENED FOR/SHARED A BILL WITH :
Jason Isbell, Jim James, Ben Folds, Maceo Parker, Nellie McKay, Loretta Lynn, Cowboy Jack Clement, Patty Loveless, Dave Matthews & many more.