Kathryn Claire Trio - USA

Harmonic Folk - Pop | Featuring Don Henson & Sid Ditson

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With her violin and voice at the center of her music, Kathryn Claire weaves together stories and melodies rooted in her classical and traditional musical background while infusing each song and composition with an energy and electricity that is palpable. Her musicality and joy on stage is infectious. Honest and poetic writing, crystalline vocals, impassioned violin compositions, and an ability to move seamlessly across genres, are the hallmark of Kathryn Claire's original and diverse sound. Utilizing the immense talent of her trio featuring Don Henson on piano and percussion, and Sid Ditson on violin, Kathryn Claire delivers her own unique brand of harmonic folk-pop.

 

Both Don and Sid are featured on Kathryn Claire’s upcoming album “Everyone Goes” due out in October 2019 and have toured extensively with Kathryn Claire in the Pacific Northwest. Don  Henson works frequently with Will West and Skip Vonkuske in Portland, OR.  His band, 'Sneakin Out' has played various stages with Pink Martini, on The Tonight Show (With Jay Leno) and had the honor of playing Carnegie Hall. Sid Ditson has been playing violin since childhood and has a versatility with the instrument that is truly inspiring. Classical, indie, old-time, Irish and improv are all a part of Sid’s pallet, along with an exquisite tone and depth of expression. 

Kathryn Claire Trio - Europe

Harmonic Folk - Pop | featuring Allen Hunter & Sid Ditson

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With her violin and voice at the center of her music, Kathryn Claire weaves together stories and melodies rooted in her classical and traditional musical background while infusing each song and composition with an energy and electricity that is palpable. Her musicality and joy on stage is infectious. Honest and poetic writing, crystalline vocals, impassioned violin compositions, and an ability to move seamlessly across genres, are the hallmark of Kathryn Claire's original and diverse sound. Utilizing the immense talent of her trio featuring Allen Hunter on bass, and Sid Ditson on violin, Kathryn Claire delivers her own unique brand of harmonic folk-pop.

 

 Allen and Sid are featured on Kathryn Claire’s upcoming album “Everyone Goes” due out in October 2019 and Allen has toured extensively with Kathryn Claire in Europe.  Allen Hunter has been playing live and recording with Portland area songwriters and bands for the past 20 years and has been touring internationally for the past 10 years with LA-based band, Eels. He has also recorded with the Eels on Vagrant Records, Michael Dean Damron & Thee Loyal Bastards on Rosa Records, Black Angel, James Low, Alan Charing, The Vibrasonics, Jim Mesi to name a few. . Sid Ditson has been playing violin since childhood and has a versatility with the instrument that is truly inspiring. Classical, indie, old-time, Irish and improv are all a part of Sid’s pallet, along with an exquisite tone and depth of expression. 

THE LASSES & KATHRYN CLAIRE

"A pearl in the crown of folk music" - (OOR Magazine, NL)

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Portland, OR based musician, Kathryn Claire, met Margot Merah and Sophie Janna (Amsterdam based folk-duo, The Lasses) at a singing session in Amsterdam in 2013. Sharing a love for harmony singing and story-telling through music, they soon realized that together they could deliver both heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs with equal measures of joy and musicality. After playing several concerts together in The Netherlands and Germany in 2014, Kathryn offered to help bring The Lasses to the Pacific Northwest for their first US tour in the Spring of 2015. It was a huge success and the three realized they had begun not only a strong musical collaboration, but also a network of touring between the US and Europe.  

By 2016, the Pacific Northwest tour and the European tour had established fans not only for the co-bill of The Lasses and Kathryn Claire but for the music they created as a trio. After being asked frequently when they were going to make an album together, they decided to finish their European tour in 2016 with a sold out live album recording at De Parel van Zuilen in Utrecht. The result is a deeply personal and heartfelt album featuring original and traditional songs. The album highlights each woman’s unique style of songwriting and singing while weaving in the trio’s highly acclaimed three part harmonies and engaging performances on guitar, fiddle and bohdran. The album has been praised in the UK and Europe as "a treat for the audience" (Irish Music Magazine), "a pearl in the crown of folk music" (OOR), "sublime" (fRoots).

"Spring is Here" - Live in Tokyo

Recorded live in Tokyo, JAPAN by Abendrot International LLC in promotion of Ear Trumpet Labs Microphones.  The Lasses & Kathryn Claire share this original song.