Kathy Kallick

kathy kallick
Photo by: Laurel Bliss
Kathy Kallick
Photo by: Jon Sievert

Since co-founding the internationally-acclaimed band, Good Ol’ Persons, in 1975, Kathy Kallick has:

  • won a Grammy and two IBMA Awards for her part on True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe
  • had five title tracks and albums — Call Me A Taxi, Walkin’ In My Shoes, Warmer Kind Of Blue, Between the Hollow and the High-Rise, and Time — each spend a year in the top echelon of the national bluegrass charts
  • released 20 albums — with the Good Ol’ Persons (1975-1995), Kathy Kallick & the Little Big Band (1993-1996), and the Kathy Kallick Band (1996-present), as well as solo outings and collaborations with Laurie Lewis
  • performed and recorded with the Frank Wakefield Band
  • written and recorded award-winning music for children and families
  • appeared on three high-profile Rounder collections of bluegrass songs by women, as well as noteworthy compilations of songs about baseball, trains, spiritual matters, families, broken hearts, Christmas, and mothers
  • toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan
  • received a Lifetime Membership award from the California Bluegrass Association … and
  • collaborated with the country’s top acoustic musicians – including her fabulous current band: Annie Staninec, Cary Black, Greg Booth, and Tom Bekeny.

Kathy is also an experienced teacher, offering instruction in singing, songwriting, guitar, and band coaching as part of many music camps including the California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, Rockygrass Academy (Colorado), Augusta Heritage Center (West Virginia), Sore Fingers (England), Puget Sound Guitar Workshop (Washington), Nimblefingers (BC, Canada), Bluegrass at the Beach (Oregon), Walker Creek Music Camp (California), and the California Coast Music Camp.

Chris Stuart, “Time & Time Again,” – Bluegrass Unlimited

Rick Jamison interview with Kathy, On Songwriting

Kathy, Tom & Greg – interview and performance video, Acoustic Guitar

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