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Thanks to all the radio producers/hosts/DJs for playing music from Time. Both the title track (#7) and the album (#11) are climbing on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey, and several songs/tunes are getting substantial airplay as reported on the folkdj-l. This is all very exciting!
We've gotten comments from a number of radio folk -- see below -- as well as some early reviews, which are on the PRESS page. Thanks to all for listening and for the kind words!
Hope to see you soon - Kathy, Annie, Tom, Greg, Cary
Time pays homage to the classics from our musical heroes and adds to the tradition with original material from Kallick, Bekeny, and Booth. This is a top-notch band lead by a woman with the warmest, richest voice in our music today.
- Katy Daley, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country
Kathy Kallick’s latest release, Time, could have very well been titled “Timeless,” as that describes the inherent appeal of the fourteen tracks selected for the recording. Her rendition of classics by Bill Monroe, The Delmore Brothers, Arthur Smith, and Vern and Ray contains a musical respect for the past that will please the most demanding traditionalist, yet each tune is embossed with a pleasing aural presentation that is totally contemporary. Although Kathy’s homage to the past is highly commendable, it’s actually her four originals (Time, Fare Thee Well, Bird, and Lulu and Jack) that push Time into the “Timeless” zone. Each of the songs penned by Kathy contain the seeds from which classics of the future are grown. Time is pure “Kallick Magic” and recommended for all discriminating music lovers.
- Wayne Bledsoe, Bluegrass Saturday Night - KMST (Rolla, MO)
The Kathy Kallick Band's latest album, Time, is an endlessly pleasing collection that perfectly splits the difference between new and old. New Kathy Kallick songs like the exquisite title track fit beautifully alongside classics - and how great to see some vintage California content in the mix! Always solid and entertaining, Kathy and her colleagues have really outdone themselves this, er, time!
- Jon Weisberger, Blue Side Of Town – Sirius XM
With Time, the Kathy Kallick Band has surpassed their own high standards. Kathy and the group provide a range of musical experiences from the hilarious to thoughtful to sacred. She is grounded in bluegrass but has her own delightful distinctive style. Great picking too!
- Arthur Berman, Pacific Pickin' - CiTR (Vancouver, BC)
This latest Kathy Kallick Band recording is darn-near perfect, and it allows each member of the band to shine, both vocally and instrumentally. The fourteen selections include some wonderful original songs written by Kathy, lively instrumentals, a standard or two, and a couple of mighty fine gospel tunes thrown in for good measure. What more could you need? The only thing missing is the album's subtitle, which should be "Well Spent." Enjoy!
- Amy Orlomoski - Bluegrass Cafe, WHUS (Storrs, CT)
As one of the originators of the West Coast bluegrass sound, it's no surprise that Kallick's Time has that style clicking right down to the second. It's a beautiful package, well thought out and expertly delivered by someone whose commitment and love of bluegrass is abundantly apparent. As a listening experience, it's too hard to resist saying one Time will hardly be enough!
- Jeff Parker, Forward Roll Bluegrass Show
Having followed Kathy's career for nearly 40 years, I am amazed at how she continues to amaze me! The Kathy Kallick Band's latest release, Time
, is one of the finest bluegrass albums of the year. It features Kathy's remarkable songwriting and vocals as well as showcasing some of the most outstanding players on the planet. Truly a work by extremely talented musicians who know what they love, know how to play it, and present it in a package that will appeal to all. An extremely well-balanced album that I'll be enjoying for years to come!
- Ray Edlund, Pig in a Pen - KPFA (Berkeley, CA)
Listening to the Kathy Kallick Band's new album is a welcome and refreshing reminder good new bluegrass is not just a thing of the past.
- John Weingart, Music You Can't Hear On the Radio - WPRB (Princeton, NJ)
On my show today I played a song from the Kathy Kallick Band's new release Time. What an ejoyable album this is to play. This is down-homey, old-timey bluegrass as it should be played: for fun!
- Menachem Vinegrad, Worldwaves - Radio Upper Galilee (Israel)
Kathy is not only a legend in west coast bluegrass circles, she continues to perform at an extremely high level as her latest CD Time proves. Whenever I need a really good song for my radio show, a strong female lead vocal performance and some top notch picking, this album delivers.
- Wayne Rice, Bluegrass Special - KSON (San Diego, CA)
I first started paying attention to Kathy because of her wonderful voice. Then, of course, I also found out she writes fine songs. One of the other things I love about Kathy is the variety of music she does -- and her new CD, Time, is an example of all the great things she always offers.
- Mike Flynn, The Folk Sampler
The Kathy Kallick Band's newest release Time showcases a group of stellar artists whose music just seems to get better and better with each new batch of recordings. She and her band are West Coast treasures. If you've never heard them before, Time is a great place to start.
- Frank P. Hoppe, Bluegrass, Etc. - KCSN (Northridge, CA)
The new release from the Kathy Kallick Band lives up to the high standard set by their previous efforts. The entire band is responsible for the flawless harmonies and the intricate picking that is the hallmark of this ensemble.
- John McLaughlin, Roots & Wings - WMUC (College Park, MD)
A first class album, with superb musicianship throughout! The quality of this band is excellent and a good example for aspiring bands to follow. Throughout these fourteen tracks there are some real gems, some great vocal arrangements, and some seriously skillful playing from all concerned. Kathy leads from the front, just as you would expect from a seasoned artist with 17 albums to her credit. The Kathy Kallick Band provide a first-class listening experience for anyone interested in the traditions of bluegrass music, and I would be very pleased if she (and the band) were rewarded during this coming IBMA awards show later in the year.
- Allan Nelson, Twangfest - CuillinFM (Isle of Skye, Scotland,U.K.)
Kathy Kallick and her band newest album, Time
, is timeless. It is a great collection of tunes and songs to be enjoyed for all time.
- Don Jacobson, Movin' On/Pastures Of Plenty - KBOO (Portland, OR)
Time ~ a Timeless recording that suits me to a T! I heard a record producer say once that the test of a recording's mettle was the reaction it could generate from a child. In this case, I am in total agreement with my 2-year-old nephew Mitchell who asks his mother for "Kathy Kallick - again" several times a day. His pronunciation may not be the best, but his taste certainly is -- and there is something very interesting about a toddler singing a refrain of “Time, time, time." There are many great elements to this recording: choice of material which includes spot-on classics and remarkable originals, simple and beautiful packaging, and inspired performances. My overall remaining impression is the brilliance of the sequencing; listening to this recording from beginning to end is a wonderful journey through stories and sounds that are as delightful as they are provocative.
- Gwendolyn Reischman, In the Pines - CFRO (Vancouver, BC)