Bill & Kate Isles / Lambert & Walz – April 5, 2017
Bill & Kate Isles
Bill & Kate Isles are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances carry audiences through a broad landscape of experiences from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories and to zany comedy. Consummate performers, they are known for their catchy melodies and memorable songs. They have a deep-seated love for the audience, and each other, and it shines before, during, and after the performance. They tour nationally, presenting their profound songs for audiences large and small, from house concerts to festival stages and everything in between. Words like ‘Mesmerizing, ‘Transcendent’, and even, ‘Hysterical’ are common descriptions from audience reviews and audiences members feel that they are listening to stories of their own lives, told by two of their best friends.
Baby, Come Home
Lambert & Walz
Eric Lambert and Chris Walz are each virtuoso flatpickers, master musicians, and respected educators whose recent collaboration has proven to be nothing short of dazzling.
The veteran, Chicago-based, crowd-pleasing performers share the common thread of bluegrass and both are former members of well-loved, Chicago-based bluegrass bands–Lambert was with the Henhouse Prowlers for 2.5 years, and Walz was with The Special Consensus for 3.5 years.
Eric started his career on the electric guitar and discovered the art of flatpicking more than a decade later, while Chris has always loved and longed to play bluegrass. Perhaps the differences in their formative years bring the complimentary diverseness to the partnership, adding a fresh, dynamic element. Together they perform both traditional and original songs covering several genres: bluegrass, blues, folk, country, Americana, and beyond.