APRIL 2019 - UNITED KINGDOM
Steve Cooley has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Nashville Now and Good Morning America. He has performed for five US Presidents and the Prince of Wales and has worked with such notables as Bill Monroe, Jean Ritchie, Mac Wiseman, Rose Maddox. He toured extensively with such well-known bands as the Dillards and Bluegrass Alliance. His work has earned 5 Grammy nominations, but he lives a quiet life on his houseboat on the banks of the Ohio River.
Brigid Kaelin is a singer, writer, storyteller, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist who has appeared on BBC, NPR, and countless radio programs and podcasts. She's a revivalist of the musical saw and has released 7 albums/EPs of her original alt-country-cabaret music. Also a world-touring musician, she's worked closely with artists ranging from Adam Holmes and Nick Keir to Elvis Costello. She's turned down a role in a National Touring Broadway show to take care of her dying mother last year, and she wouldn't change a thing about that decision. Brigid has recently been chosen to take over as host for the long-running prestigious radio program Kentucky Homefront and is looking forward to combining her passions of bringing Kentucky Music to the world in a new format.
This tour is duo format: guitar, banjo, accordion, musical saw, two vocals
a few past UK venues:
Islay Whisky Festival, MusicPort Festival, HebCelt Festival, Bluebell Festival, Leith Folk Club, Edinburgh Folk Club, Wee Folk Club, Dunfermline Folk Club, Cross Keys Folk Club, Black Swan Folk Club, Chapel Arts Centre (Bath), TinHut Sessions, BBC Cambridge, BBC Alba, and loads of pubs & living rooms in between!
UK musicians who can vouch for Brigid:
Adam Holmes, The Coal Porters (Sid Griffin), Lou Brown, Elvis Costello
"A wonderful singer." - NPR
"Kentucky's finest." -BBC Cambridge
"Hugely talented." -Maverick Magazine
"Peppered with witty wordcraft." -The Scotsman
“Brigid Kaelin brings a new meaning to the word entertainment.” -Leith Folk Club
"I first heard of Brigid Kaelin from friends back in Kentucky and up in Scotland. Everything they said about her was true. She sings wonderfully, is a fine performer, has good songs, plays a number of instruments very well, and seems destined for something greater." - Sid Griffin (The Coal Porters, The Long Ryders)