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Horrible World

by Kathy Kallick Band

Hot bluegrass & cool originals! The KKB's 6th album (which is Kathy's 21st release) promises to follow in the tradition of the previous five: all spent a year in the upper echelons of the national charts, and all received widespread critical acclaim.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ride Away
3:30 $0.99
2. Pockets Full of Rain
3:41 $0.99
3. (It’s A) Horrible World
4:26 $0.99
4. Cascade Blues
3:55 $0.99
5. Dark as the Night, Blue as the Day
3:30 $0.99
6. Solid Gone
4:27 $0.99
7. My Honey Lou
2:36 $0.99
8. Boot Heel Drag
2:54 $0.99
9. The Sunday Road
3:19 $0.99
10. Cotton Eyed Joe
5:43 $0.99
11. Nothin' so Bad (It Can’t Get Worse)
3:33 $0.99
12. Edale
3:11 $0.99
13. This Beautiful World
4:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Kathy Kallick Band is based along the west coast, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Anchorage, but their powerful mixture of original and classic music, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities, has great appeal everywhere. Their new recording — Horrible World — promises to follow in the tradition of the previous five Kathy Kallick Band albums; all spent a year in the upper echelons of the national charts, and received widespread critical acclaim. This one contains a half-dozen new Kathy compositions, plus original instrumentals from KKB member Tom Bekeny and renown West Coast musician Mike Eisler. There are also distinctive covers of numbers learned from Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, and Bob Wills, plus a couple of unique interpretations of traditional songs.

Kathy Kallick’s exceptional career includes winning a Grammy and two IBMA Awards, receiving a Lifetime Membership from the California Bluegrass Association, co-founding the internationally-acclaimed Good Ol’ Persons and releasing five albums with them, and collaborating with the country’s top acoustic musicians – including her mighty current band:
Annie Staninec (fiddle),
Greg Booth (dobro, banjo),
Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and
Cary Black (acoustic bass).

Led by one of the music’s extraordinary composers and vocalists, the Kathy Kallick Band are among the most dynamic and affecting groups in bluegrass, and have nearly as much fun as the audience when performing or recording. The material is compelling, the songs have lots to say, the tone ranges from humorous to bittersweet to soulful, the instrumental playing is dazzling, the vocals luminous, the presentation inclusive.

Continuing their own tradition of … Hot bluegrass & cool originals!



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Joe Ross, Roots Music Report

Solid song selection and arrangement, straightforward picking and good harmony
Guitarist and singer Kathy Kallick has hailed from the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. For about twenty years (1975 - 95), she was with The Good Ol’ Persons until they disbanded. In 1999, she formed The Kathy Kallick Band. In 2009, fiddler Annie Staninec and bassist Greg Booth joined her band that also includes Cary Black (bass) and Tom Bekeny (mandolin). Kathy and the band have been quite busy and prolific with several album releases over the years. “Horrible World” continues to show the eclectic nature of this group. There are a half dozen Kathy Kallick originals (e.g. “Ride Away”, “Pockets Full of Rain”, “The Sunday Road”) and a self-penned instrumental from Tom Bekeny (”Edale”). A tip of the hat to traditional music includes covers of Bill Monroe’s bluesy “Dark as the Night” and A.P. Carter’s “My Honey Lou.” Featuring Greg Booth’s Dobro, “Boot Heel Drag” has a nice Western Swing feel. Besides solid song selection and arrangement, the band offers straightforward picking and good harmony. “Horrible World” is another engaging and tastefully-rendered project from the Kathy Kallick Band. (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)